Getting Specific with Adjectives

Some adjectives are overused, such as pretty and beautiful. They don’t add to the piece. They tell the reader what to think, but our main purpose is to encourage the writer to show the reader how he or she feels.

Here are some sentences for you to rewrite. Use adjectives that show not tell. Share your sentences here.

I have a pretty doll. She wears beautiful clothes. I lay her every day by the small window in my little room. We sit there and look out at the little pretty birds in the trees.