Use Different Words


1. English has lots of words that mean the same thing as other words. That sounds a bit pointless. But it's actually really handy. Writing is very dull if it uses the same words all the time.

Have a look at these two pieces of writing and you'll see what I mean.

  • Different words which mean the same thing are called synonyms.

DULL: I went to a nice Indian restaurant. The waiters were nice to us and the wall were painted in a nice shade of red. I had an onion bhaji to start with and it was really nice. Then I had a nice curry. Later, the waiters brought us mints, which was nice of them.

  • It may be 'correctly' written and make sense, but it's dead boring - the word 'nice' is in it again and again.

ACE: I went to…


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