Roleplay Help and SupportWord Usage - An Apple a Day, Keeps George Washington Away

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Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:37 pm

Hello there and I hope it is a wonderful day or night wherever you might be reading this from. I'm back for another writing and episode for helping people who might want some tips on how to write better or roleplay better.

Let's jump right into some subjects of Word usage that some people have issues with;
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Careful use of words

Do not write the first word that comes to your mind. Please for the life of you, search for a better one – one that adds more information, emotion, feeling, or opinion to your story.



~Who and whom

Who and Whom often cause confusion. So try to remember this:

Who:

Who is used when it is the subject of a sentence, or when it is a subject-case pronoun. Example: Who is at the door?

Whom:

Whom is used as the object of preposition, or when it is an object-case pronoun. Example: To whom did you give the bag?

~Big words, impressive words?

Sometimes writers think big words look impressive. It’s not really true. Use only those words which you know how to use and your readers can really understand. It is always best to stick with what you are comfortable with and the readers will agree.

~Affect and effect

Affect and effect are commonly confused words. So try to remember:

Affect:

Affect is a verb that means ‘to influence’.

Example: The flames do not affect him.

Effect:

Effect is a noun, meaning ‘result’.

Example: This medicine has no side effects.

The only time effect is a verb is when it means ‘to bring about’.

Effected:

Example: The principal has effected some new rules.

Farther or further

You can't confuse the words “farther” and “further”.

Farther:

“Farther" refers to movement in distance. It is the comparative form of “far” when referring to distance.

For example: His house is farther than John’s.

Further:

"Further" refers to help the progress of (something) : to cause (something) to become more successful or advanced for example:
He will do all he can to further [=promote] the cause.
What can I do to further [=advance] my career?
Their efforts greatly furthered the state of research.
The funds are to be used to further the public good.

For example: He decided to go ahead without any further delay.

We need to look back further into the past to find the cause of these problems.

I've never been further west than St. Louis.

Their house is further up the street.

We need to research further into this matter.

Into versus in to

Do not confuse ‘into’ with ‘in to’.

‘Into’ is a preposition meaning ‘from outside to inside’.

Into:

Example: He walked into the classrom.

‘In to’ is the adverb ‘in’ followed by a preposition or first word of an infinitive ‘to’.

'in to':

Example: He walked in to tell the class about the program.
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Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:54 pm

Fantastic post! thank you so much for sharing this with us and taking the time to write it.
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Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:57 pm

Vegeta wrote:
Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:54 pm
Fantastic post! thank you so much for sharing this with us and taking the time to write it.
Thank you again, Vegeta. That is very kind of you.
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