Some words are more accurate than others. It expresses exactly what the writer wants to express in the writing. Choosing the best word helps the reader better understand the message. For instance, compare the following sentences.
Martha said, “No!”
Martha murmured, “No!”
Martha exclaimed, “No.”
Some words to replace “said”,
articulated, asked, cautioned, claimed, conversed, declared, demanded, disclosed, exclaimed, expressed, hollered, whispered, mumbled, murmured, muttered, processed, pronounced, questioned, remarked, replied, requested, reveal, spoke, stammered, talked, told, uttered, whispered
Some words to replace went, walked and left.
disappeared, headed over, quicken my pace, scampered, scurried, stamped, strolled, trotted, vanished
Some words to replace ‘saw” and “looked”
glanced, glimpsed, scanned, stared, peeped, peered, perused