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Unformatted text preview: s you choose convey your meaning; that’s what language does. But not only words have connotations; whole sentences do. Spoken or written language that includes carefully chosen connotative words to convey emotions or subtle suggestions make sentences more interesting and help listeners or readers get a clearer understanding of what you’re really trying to say. The more precise your words, the more power they will have, and the better your overall communication will be. 38 tools for building word power P R AC T I C E 2 : C R E AT I N G M E A N I N G T H R O U G H C O N N OTAT I O N
For each sentence below, identify the change in meaning created by the substitution or addition of a new word or words to describe the underlined word or words in the sentence. If you don’t know a word, look it up in the dictionary. The example has been done to give you a sample to follow. Example The candidate raised his arms above his head as the crowd applauded loudly. The victorious candidate raised his arms heroically as the crow...
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