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Numerous, Spectacular Words - Identifying Overused Words

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All writers need to avoid overused words. They make writing boring! Here's an activity to highlight this. Your students will enjoy reading the sample sentences and substituting synonyms for the overused words. Then they are asked to read a paragraph to identify eight frequently overused words. Their task is to use a thesaurus to find three synonyms for each word.