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Improving your language with adjectives

Use an online thesaurus (Norw. synonymordbok) in the following tasks to help you learn new adjectives that will make your writing more varied and precise.

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Here are two examples of online thesauruses: Macmillan Thesaurus or Thesaurus.com

Replace the word "good" with a different adjective:

  1. That is a good idea.
  2. You are a good friend.
  3. I am feeling good today.
  4. If you hire me, I will be a good employee.
  5. Is this a good way to start my speech?

Find the positive, comparative and superlative forms of all five adjectives.

Write them down in a document on your computer. When you are ready to check your answers, switch from a thesaurus to a dictionary and it will show you all three forms.

Try this out!

  1. Now write down 2-3 sentences of your own using the word "bad" in a Word document. Make sure the language is set to English.
  2. Right click in the word "bad" and go to "Synonymer". This is a quick way of finding a list of words to help you vary your language. However, make sure that you look up a new word in a dictionary before you use it in a sentence.

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