I think that I consult a thesaurus for almost everything. I had a pocket one that got so used it fell apart. Now, I thank heavens for the synonyns option in microsoft word. My personal opinion is that it is one of the most important tools a writer can have
I often consult a thesaurus, well Microsoft Word's version of one anyway.
Yes I do. I find it handy and my word choices are better. This is a competitive business and I want to be seen as a professional. Using tools like a thesaurus is wise and pays off.
Yes, It is a book that I keep on my desk and on my iphone for reference. If needed, I will go online and search for a word options as well.
The only time I use a thesaurus, or the synonyms option, is when I am thinking of a certain word but cannot quite find it. The thesaurus can help to jog my brain so I can find the word I was looking for. I think it is best to use the words that first come to mind because they are often those best fit for the job. I have read many papers where people have obviously looked up synonyms and didn't know what the word meant but used it anyway. This can make someone look very unprofessional, so I don't recommend using any words that you have not heard or seen in context or that you are not sure you have a firm grasp of.
I don't do it often but if I find I am overusing a word, then I will check to see if there is some word I haven't thought of.
Absolutely, all the time on my computer when writing, it's my most used writing tool.
I do because I often find myself using the same word repetitively. I am often able to come up with words that read better anyway.
Absolutely. It's one of my favorite writing tools. Helps me find the words with just the right nuance.
Often. It's one of my favourite tools. Sometimes there is a word just in the back of my head. I know it. But for some reason it resists my memory probes. Using a thesaurus is usually my last resort. And almost always works
by Red Dwyer 6 years ago
When you are at a loss for words, where do you go to find *THE* word?Meaning the actual words, not writer's block. Do you use an online tool, dictionary, thesaurus, book you have read, etc? Feel free to leave links.
by breathe2travel 6 years ago
How often do you consult or read a book of faith?
by miss s e smith 2 months ago
i feel sick every night at the same time could this mean im pregnant?iv been feeling sick every night for the last few weeks now but i dont know why
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