To emphasise a word, place it first
To put an emphasis on a particular word we can try placing it first. Consider the examples given below.
- Though he was hurt, he played well.
- Hurt though he was, he played well. (emphasis on the word hurt)
- As she was shocked she could not find her way.
- Shocked as she was, she could not find her way. (emphasis on the word shocked)
- The frightened bird flew up.
- Up flew the frightened bird. (emphasis on the word up)
- The guns boomed out unceasingly.
- Unceasingly the guns boomed out. (emphasis on the word unceasingly)
Vary and improve sentences
One way to vary and improve sentences is to begin them with a phrase or an adverb. Note that adverbs sometimes need a comma after them.
Read the examples given below.
- The tennis matches will begin tomorrow.
- Tomorrow the tennis matches will begin.
- The strong wind howled outside.
- Outside, the strong wind howled.
- Koalas sometimes grunt.
- Sometimes Koalas grunt.
- Paul rushed wildly into the room.
- Wildly, Paul rushed into the room.
- I visited John during the winter.
- During the winter, I visited John.
- The dog looked hungrily at the meat pie.
- Hungrily the dog looked at the meat pie.
- I stupidly trod on a sleeping snake.
- Stupidly I trod on a sleeping snake.
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