Less is more: How to improve your vocabulary

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It may seem counterintuitive, but one of the best ways to improve your vocabulary is by eliminating words, rather than adding new ones. There are many words we use every day that are either unnecessary or overused. By removing these words from your vocabulary you can become a better writer and conversationalist.

Really and very: We use these two words all the time, but what do they really add? Instead of adding “really” or “very” in front of an adjective, think of a better adjective. Instead of it being “really hot” outside, say it’s “scorching.”

Amazing: If we say that just about everything is “amazing,” in removes all meaning from the word. If everything is amazing, then nothing is amazing! Instead, use less common synonymous like stunning, marvelous, or incredible.

Literally: Think of how often you hear the word “literally” each day, and then consider how often it’s used incorrectly. Most of the time what someone actually means is “figuratively,” so adjust your vocabulary accordingly.   

Don't forget, same rules apply for listing discriptions, if the home is beautiful, with beautiful rooms, beautiful views, beautifully decorated etc.  get the picture?  The word has lost it's meaning.  Since everything is beautiful then nothing is.



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Pat Champion
Coldwell Banker Camelot Realty - Mount Dora, FL
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Great post and information I will remember this when I am writing my descriptions for my listings. Thanks for sharing I hope you have a great afternoon.

Jul 01, 2015 07:37 AM #1
Stefan Winter
Real Estate in IL & NV | Owner of Real Estate Web Tech | Daily Vlogger - Las Vegas, NV
Owner - Winter Group & Real Estate Web Tech

Great tips, might be a bit harder for me with English being my second language, but I am always looking for ways to improve my writing.

Jul 01, 2015 08:18 AM #2
Winston Heverly
Winston Realty, Inc. - Atlantis, FL

I enjoyed your read tonight, and thought it had great points to share with the readers.

Jul 01, 2015 01:53 PM #3
Alexa Sanchez
Bushkill, PA
Realtor Extraordinaire

Thanks everyone.  It hit me when I read one of my listings and it had the word beautiful in it 3 times.  Definately got the thesaurus out on that one, LOL

Jul 02, 2015 02:44 AM #4
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