I find it interesting when writers has variety of writing styles. But what is more ideal simple or complex.
how to types of articles - simple
literary - perhaps more complex because meanings are up to the reader
I prefer words to be used appropriately, that is to say that if a complex word is the one word that accurately provides the need, then it should be used as well as simple words should be used for the proper call of their duty. Complex words can often say so much more and also create concise writing. However, if complex words are used for the sake of demonstrating a knowledge of it, then the word detracts from the sentence and call attention to the ego of the writer. Simple words can have the same effect of power in the word, yet sometimes requires more words to be used to convey in writing.
Depends on your audience, who you're trying to reach. The average reader may be turned off by words that have to look up to understand what you're saying. The erudite reader may be turned off by something written below his level and become bored. It depends.
Most of the time I see writers using lots of complex words, they come across as forced and I view the writer as a pretentious waffle.
Writing too simply gets boring.
correct, I thought of that all the time. Whenever I am doing a piece for lower year (in college) I usually use more simple words then save some complex at time that I know they can think and expound the idea.
Things written in very simple language always sound forced and artificial, as well as giving the impression of being somewhat patronising and insulting. It is as if the author is saying to his readers, "I consider you all to be morons and so I shall treat you as such."
I use words that come naturally to me. I have no idea where they lie on the simple-complex spectrum.
Well,I guess it still depends on your discretion and how would you use the words in your sentence.Thanks for answering by the way
You do how ever have to take into account that some readers find Basic English unreadable.
When I write I focus on getting my idea across and letting my thoughts flow. I don't dwell on whether my words are simple or complex. Personally, I hate to read stuff where I've got to sit there with the dictionary to understand what they writer is trying to say. There is nothing wrong with using simple words in your writing and if you do use them that doesn't mean that you think that readers are stupid or whatever and that you have to write in simple terms so they get you. And simple words do not make a piece of writing boring. What may be boring to one person will be alive for another. It all depends on who the readers are. I've read stuff that had all this sophisticated jargon and language and it bored the hell out of me... and it sounded dull.
I think that it is nice to sound intelligent but using words that people are just going to have to look up is almost arrogant. I think it is best to make writing readable and using both simple and complex ones will do that. But by limiting the number of complex ones and not using extremely long or unpronounceable ones, you can make readers happy.
They came the gate full of hope but it was not to be. The bird had flown and once more they had failed. Gone was the chance to be the best. It was the end. Their ship had sailed, one could say, and they had for the third time missed the boat. They had lost their chance to move to a new land.
Like that? All one syllable. I think that answers your question.
Simple, appropriate words are understandable to many readers. Keeping sentences short and the words simple is frugality in writing. A better writer is one who can express the message in short, simple sentences, and this may include appropriate "hard" words. It may be "complex" to a reader upon first encounter of the word but it adds up to his or her learning.
Writers are lovers of words anyway. For me, he or she is the best writer who can play with simple and complex words with style, not to impress but to clearly express the message, always.
George Orwell wrote about the importance of using simple words and concise phrasing - I think I agree with that, particularly in terms of political language/writing. However, I do like learning and coming across new words in poetry and fiction. It would be rather dull if words were always well-known and overused.
I bet in political speeches, Most would prefer using simple for the mass to easily understand the content and the whatever goal the politician is planning.
by Melbourne31 2 months ago
I believe that each of us have reasons why we prefer to travel alone or in a group. I want to hear your opinions.
by zzron 10 years ago
If so what about or what not about?
by ii3rittles 10 years ago
Which dress size is preferred most by men AND women?Dress sizes being 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, ect. It seems most women want to be a size 4 or 6 while most men prefer size 8 or 10. I guess it depends on the figure as well.
by wytegarillaz 4 years ago
Would you rather read a good book or watch a movie ?If so why ? I personally love to read a book as there are no adverts !
by Christopher Wanamaker 9 years ago
When it comes to jewelry, do you prefer the look of gold or silver?Or, do you prefer the look of some other types of metals?
by Marla Rose 10 years ago
Do men prefer women with breast implants, butt implants, sewn in eyelashes, lip enhancements, cheek bone enhancements, weaves or wigs or a woman who is all natural with no implants or enhancements? To be honest do you want something artificial or real? For that you might as well get a...
Copyright © 2022 Maven Media Brands, LLC and respective content providers on this website. HubPages® is a registered trademark of Maven Coalition, Inc. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. Maven Media Brands, LLC and respective content providers to this website may receive compensation for some links to products and services on this website.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|