The Adjective is a lovely part of speech that can make the difference between a rather boring piece of writing and a most exciting one.
This part of speech describes a noun. It is a descriptive word. It
tells something about the noun that you may not know – and it helps you
to visualize something that you might not have thought of.
It can help you to truly see what the writer visualizes. It can provide the best description.
Setting the tone. The descriptive words you use can make the tone of your writing exactly the tone you want for your reader.
The descriptive words you use are can open up your writing for your reader.
When something happens, the witness is asked to describe the scene. You may be asked to describe a person..
So, think of some of the ways of describing a person -
Tall, short, handsome, fair, scruffy, neat, well-dressed, tidy, scrawny, beautiful, gorgeous, striking, stunning, lovely or ugly, plain
You can talk of height -
Tall, short, lanky
You can talk of general stature -
Slim, dumpy, lithe, skinny, small, thin, large, overweight, delicate, bulky, brawny, great
You can talk of speed – and each is a word that can describe a noun -
Fast, quick, speedy, swift, hasty, rapid, slow, sluggish, creeping, dawdling, meandering, crawling, sprawling
You can talk of a person’s personality -
Sweet, innocent, obnoxious, cruel, spoiled, polite, charming, selfish, kind, gentle, lively, happy, joyful, loving
more descriptive words you know, the better your language will be – and
the clearer you will be able to describe what you mean.
Clarity ensures that your business writing and communication can be excellent and effective.
This part of speech describes “things” with similar words that will provide you with a very good view of what the writer is trying to express. Increasing your vocabulary will be very helpful.
A thesaurus is a dictionary of synonyms. Consider synonyms so that you will have multiple options for describing similar words.
For example, in a thesaurus, you can very easily learn words that will help you describe precisely what you want to write about.
Take the word "Stocky" for example.
I want to describe someone who may be stocky. Some synonyms would be:
Connotation. Each of these descriptors has a specific connotation
attached. All these words are similar
and certainly can be used; however, they each are associated with a specific
meaning or a specific situation. A connotation is generally a secondary meaning associated with the word.
Someone learning English may have a difficult time in understanding the connotation for each of the words.
As further examples of connotation, see below.
All of these words are similar, and generally mean the same thing. They are all synonyms; however, there is another meaning or situation associated with each one, making them all rather individual.
These words above, though they are all synonyms, and all adjectives, all have a slightly different connotation – so when you want to be precise in your language, be sure that you understand each one and use the most appropriate term.
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