Words And Thesaurus

By Ian Tate

There are some beautiful literary styles that thrive on the repeated use of words and phrases. The language is poetic and beautiful. This, however, is not an article that encourages the use of repeated words.

It's fine if you are required to write in a style that demands the use of repetition but other than that, reading through your text and finding out if a word or phrase is overused may be a good idea.

Keep reading to learn some examples

Being bad

The purpose of this exercise is to find the purpose of the repeated use of a word and then purpose not to use that word so much.

Being good

This exercise has a purpose and that is to discover the objective of the repeated use of a word. Not using that particular word continually is what you will resolve to afterwards.

Even though the exact same thing was said in both sentences, one of them has different but related words that allowed a more readable flow.

Many writers work on a first draft by simply attempting to lay down the ideas in a coherent fashion. It is only after they toil through their first draft that they begin to notice a repetition of phrases or words.

Many writers utilize a tool that provides a benefit in saying something a more unique fashion - that device is a thesaurus.

A thesaurus can be used to take a sentence like the following and transform it into something new.

Being original

Taking part in the school play was hard for Tammy because she was so shy and awkward.


Participating in the theatrical production at school was challenging for Tammy since she was so reserved and self-conscious.

A tool function that allows you to highlight a word is provided by many word processors and this will also provide a list of word choices that you can use in order to replace an ill-fitting or overused word.

You should consider the purchase of a thesaurus if you have a greater interest in writing longhand so that you will be assisted in your writing. You might be surprised at how a thesaurus can help open up new avenues of creativity and expression in your writing.

A word will sometimes have more than one meaning and helping you to provide words in context of the original meaning and giving you flexibility in the application of any given word is a thesaurus.

If you once again stumble across a word that has already appeared countless times in your writing, you can expand the possibilities by breaking out a thesaurus.

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