just one word

September 12, 2014

only

This little wordplay, which is borrowed from the word-savvy folks at Grammarly (who borrowed and reworked it from curlicuecal), is not only fun but instructive. While not every word has the sense-altering impact of only, the exercise of moving the word through the sentence illustrates the significance of placement and how meaning can be changed by repositioning a single word. Try it with your own writing, not necessarily with the word only, but by shifting just one word through your lines of text to see what happens…

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2 Responses to “just one word”

  1. daveabiola Says:

    Reblogged this on ALL CURIOUS and commented:
    You might find this interesting.


  2. Reblogged this on cjprinceauthor and commented:
    Playing with words and meanings. Grammar and punctuation counts!


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