200 Ways to Say “Went”
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. I mean, why say “Adam went down the corridor” when you could say…
- Adam bolted down the corridor.
- Adam bounded down the corridor.
- Adam dashed down the corridor.
- Adam ducked out of the corridor.
- Adam moseyed down the corridor.
- Adam slogged down the corridor.
I realized that there are a plethora of richer, more vivid alternatives to went, so I started brainstorming. Before long, I not only passed 100, but made it all the way to 200. I’ve thought of more since, but you have to draw the line somewhere.
So, for writers everywhere looking for more interesting ways to make their characters “go,” I proudly present: 200 Ways to Say “Went.“
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