Friday, April 1, 2016

Better Than using "Said" By Karhmyn

Friday 1st April 2016

Better than using the word “said”


Announced        Begged
Bragged          Queried
Complained       Wailed
Confessed        Uttered
Explained        Described
Groaned          Sobbed
Grumbled         Cheered
Screamed         Ordered
Pleaded          Wept
Shouted          Recited

These verbs make our writing interesting

“My foot hurts” groaned Jack.

“Get on with your work” ordered the teacher.


  1. You now have a great variety of much more colourful words than 'said', which makes your writing much more interesting indeed. Thank you for also giving me ideas to make my writing and language more expressive.

  2. Morena Karhmyn,
    Thanks for sharing your ideas for making verbs more interesting. It is always a good idea to re read our stories/writing to come up with ways to make it sound more exciting! I didn't realise there were so many different ways of saying 'said'. I know the students at Panmure Bridge School have worked really hard on creating their own rubrics for writing. Check out their rubric on their class site - - it may give you some FAB ideas to carry on with.