Adjectives and adverbs come in three degrees of comparison: positive, comparative, and superlative. When comparing or contrasting two or more things, we use the comparative or superlative degrees. This article addresses five common mistakes people make when using these degrees of comparison.
A few weeks ago, I created a graphic poster that listed 100 ways to say “said.” It was quite a hit. But there are plenty of words that young writers settle for, perhaps because they are unaware of the many alternatives.
I doubt there’s another action verb blander than go or it’s past form, went. It seemed to me that there are numerous better, more vivid alternatives, so I started brainstorming. Before long, I not only passed 100, but made it all the way to 200. In fact, I’ve thought of more since, but you have to draw the line somewhere.