The Importance of Using Precise Language in Writing


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What is a good example of a specific noun?

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1. How do you join two modifiers that modify a noun?

2. What is an example of a good, specific, precise verb?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will assess you on topics such as using precise nouns and verbs. You'll also need to know why it's important to use precise language in your writing.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Challenge yourself with questions on the following:

  • An example of a specific noun
  • Joining modifiers that modify a noun
  • An example of a precise verb
  • The definition of simile
  • The purpose of using precise language in writing

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on using precise language in writing
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concepts of specificity and precision as applied to nouns and verbs
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding similes and modifiers
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about identifying examples of precise language

Additional Learning

For further information about the writing process, review the accompanying lesson called The Importance of Using Precise Language in Writing. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define and give examples of nouns, modifiers and similes
  • Know the significance of using precise, active verbs in your writing
  • Examine examples of how to make sentences more precise