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Word Choice Arrows

Revising for Word Choice ■


Substitute specific words for general ones and improve connotation. Ask these questions to revise for word choice:

  • Do I use specific nouns and verbs?
  • Do I use colorful modifiers when they are needed?
  • Do my words create the right feeling?

Making Changes

This excerpt shows the changes the writer made in word choice for a spooky story.

Revising for Word Choice

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