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To Me the Words Are Nice the Way They Sound

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Good writing is more than technically sound writing, isn’t it? Don’t words sometimes strike you as much for how they sound as what they mean?

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Words of the Year 1990-2011

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Every year at their annual conference, the American Dialect Society votes on and announces its Word of the Year. What’s your pick for 2012? Check out our new infographic!

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100 Words Every High School Graduate Should Know

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How many of these “100 Words Every High School Student Should Know” can you use correctly in a sentence?

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200 Ways to Say “Went”

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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.

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