Said is a solid and useful dialogue tag. But here are also other examples you can use from time to time:Continue reading “6 Quiet “Said” Alternatives”
“Like” is a short and legit word. Nothing wrong with using it in your writing. But you can also choose more fitting expressions according to their specific meaning.
|“You always favor your youngest!” He hit the desk with his fist.||Favor||To support or prefer something.|
|“I will always treasure these memories.” He put his hand on his heart.||Treasure||To regard or treat as precious.|
|The press idolized the president.||Idolize||To regard with blind adoration or devotion.|
|“I appreciate her helpful and kind feedback.”||Appreciate||To value or regard, to be grateful or thankful for something.|
|“I adore her intellect,” he said with a dreamy expression.|
“And I adore her long hair,” his little sister added.
|Adore||To regard with the utmost esteem, love, respect, and honor.|
To pay divine honor to something or someone.
To like or admire very much.
|Sophia enjoyed her icecream on the hot summer day.||Enjoy||To find joy or satisfaction.|
|She fancied a hot cup of coffee in the cold and bleak morning.||Fancy||To feel a desire or liking for.|
|I cherish memories of my old home and cousins.||Cherish||To care for tenderly or nurture.|
To cling fondly to something.
|He admired his grandfather’s courage during the war.||Admire||To regard with wonder, pleasure, or approval.|
|“Of course I care for her and call her every evening! She is my ill sister.”||Care for||To feel concern or interest.|
To attach importance to something.
Said is a solid and useful dialogue tag. But here are also other examples you can use from time to time:Continue reading “10 Angry “Said” Alternatives”
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Said is a solid and useful dialogue tag. But here are also other examples you can use from time to time:Continue reading “7 Amiable “Said” Alternatives”
These two culprits are common causes for writers’ confusion. No wonder, they are so similar in form and meaning. To complicate matters even more, lie can show up as a verb and a noun. And lay as a verb, noun, and even an adjective. Let’s make it clear once and for all.Continue reading “Lie and Lay in all their Nakedness”
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