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Do you prefer to use short or long words, when in fact the variance in meaning is negligible?


If you read Quora you will already know this. But for others, I would like to share what I found so interesting; only after you tell me what is your view on this.

 

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Best Answer Tim Mitchell (tsmog) says

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    Beams Mlb (MarieLB) 8 months ago

    Aw Tim, don't be so humble. I read your articles with great pleasure, and your rating tells you that there are many others who do too. It is a matter of balancing the output. Where is the happy medium. You do better than I, because you edit and vet.


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    Alan R Lancaster (alancaster149) 8 months ago

    Might come in use if you plan to do a page on either Old French or English nobility. The word is still in use in court (royalty) circles here in the UK. The Prince of Wales has an equerry (aka: aide de camp)


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    Beams Mlb (MarieLB) 8 months ago

    A master of words indeed. Alan Robert Lancaster, it is such a pleasure to read your answer.

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    Beams Mlb (MarieLB) 8 months ago

    As Antariksh Bothale [writer of the article I read in Quora] say, it is good to vary short/long words, short/long sentences. It is all a matter of balance and IF you are a master like he is, you can have fun with it all. You write very well V M .

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    Alan R Lancaster (alancaster149) 8 months ago

    You might introduce Malapropism to one of your characters to ridicule them. A touch of comedy goes a long way to prove a point that might otherwise seem pompous. It's been used to great effect on stage with a straight man to bear the 'pomp'


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Beams Mlb (MarieLB) says

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