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Non-Neutral Verbs. English teachers love them. Non-neutral verbs are alternatives to ‘explains’ or ‘discusses’ when writing about authorial intent that indicate positive or negative connotations. Here’s a little list of verbs, both neutral and non-neutral to help you vary your vocabulary. 

Fairly Neutral:

Discusses, Claims, Presents, Asserts, Asserts, Addresses, Establishes, Raises, Emphasises, Illustrates, Demonstrates, Reiterates, Echoes, Parallels. 

Words to use when you’re reading between the lines:

Implies, Suggests, Insinuates.

Negative Connotations: 

Refutes, Rebuts, Criticises, Lambastes, Condemns, Denounces, Accuses.

Positive Connotations: 

Endorses, Advocates, Confirms, Champions, Commends, Applauds, Lauds, Approves. 

This is by no means an exhaustive list. A thesaurus may help you come up with more.

Hope this helps ;) 

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is this pretentious? perhaps it is but y’all need to LEARN

for anyone in general who writes dialogue in english, here are tips for formatting dialogue bc improper format of dialogue is my pet peeve: 

“Every time a different speaker says something, make sure that you start a new line or paragraph,” I say. Note that I ended the line with a comma, because it accompanied an action. “Since this sentence will not be accompanied with an action, but the same person is speaking, I will end it with a period.” 

“That’s nice to know!” You respond. Note how there was a line break because I was no longer speaking, but you were.

“You don’t need to have an action accompany a line of dialogue. However, make sure that if there are more than two speakers, you show who is talking to who. Since you were the last person to talk, and it’s only the two of us conversing so far, it implies that I am now the one talking, even if I don’t specify it with an action. And since there’s only two of us, and no action, I’m going to end the statement with a period, and not a comma.” 

“If you would like to quote dialogue within dialogue, use a single apostrophe! This also goes for citations from novels with dialogue as well. ‘So your dialogue within a quote should look like this,’ and whatnot.” 

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Stop Using These Words in Daily English Conversation | Use Alternate English Words | ChetChat

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Do not use these common words and learn advanced vocabulary:

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5. I think

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3. Sorry
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5. Boring

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In North America, English is usually the one subject you have to take till grade twelve. A good English class should teach you how to write and read well. However, there are also some not so obvious benefits to taking English, and maybe you might consider taking an English elective in your post secondary studies!


Originally posted by nofrauds

Reading stories helps us question norms in our society and how they should be valued. Literature also helps us see power hierarchies that exist in our society. This doesn’t mean you should be paranoid there’s  a big government conspiracy going on where you live, just that you should always be critical of social constructs!


Originally posted by 15billionyears

Reading literature helps us understand ourselves and social issues. English class helps you contemplate difficult emotions and how to deal with life problems. Moreover, when we read stories we can relate to it’s cathartic and can give us a broader perspective on our own personal struggles. 


Originally posted by r10t3r

English class can also develop our empathy and an understanding for other’s perspectives. When you read a text that is different from your own experiences or core beliefs, you might feel challenged at first. But that’s okay! Sometimes we need to feel uncomfortable to be able to learn how to be open and aware that other points of views are valid!


Originally posted by therabbitears

Developing opinions and learning how to make logical arguments is an important factor in English too. Often when we write, we forget that our opinions are clear in our heads, till someone else reads our work and points out thoughts that need to be articulated. 


Originally posted by urbanetide

 English is also about understanding the power of language and learning how to effectively communicate with others. Understandably, English should not just be about Shakespeare and weird short stories your teacher makes you read. English class should help you gain confidence in public speaking and discussing your thoughts. Also, rhetoric English classes teach you about how language is used to persuade and control people. A good English class makes you a critical thinker, an informed citizen and a compassionate person!


Originally posted by bob-belcher

Hopefully some of these factors will help you make the most of out of English class, or encourage you to take an English class in post secondary studies, as there is usually more variety! Please check out the blogs I used gifs from! :)

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Really Learn English, Emma and Jerry, Surprise Story 

Learning and teaching through stories is one of the best ways I´ve ever found out :D for self-taughts or teachers, or even for parents teaching their kids - I highly recommend this page!
Samoštudujúcim i učiteľom vrelo odporúčam túto stránku! Je to úžasný zdroj podkladov pre všetkých študentov angličtiny :)

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Also I just thought of a genius way to remember the difference between Affect and Effect.

You know how we say “i before e (except after c)”?

Think of the vowels: A, E, I, O, U

A before E.

(You can even just go off of the alphabet honestly, but I find this quicker)

Affect is a verb meaning to influence and Effect is a noun meaning what has been influenced. Before and after. A before E.

You’re welcome.

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