Repetition in writing is bad, but luckily the website proofreadingservices has created this chart of 128 words you can use instead of using "very" in front of various common words - it's very useful.
The word ‘said’ is dead… admitted declared announced confessed uttered questioned queried told proposed corrected advised recommended suggested apologized acknowledged divulged conceded offered retorted rebuked chided reprimanded scolded pointed out
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Great activity to have students look for synonyms for "said" during readers' workshop.
Synonyms | MsisabelonlinE, your English Blog: SYNONYMS to enrich your vocab
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This would be a great idea for a bulletin board…Have posters of all overused words as a reference!
Master List of Facial Expression Descriptions #Bryn Donovan #dialogue tags #ways to describe
"I'm so LUCKY to have you in my class!" Tags - Molly Maloy - TeachersPayTeachers.com
Dictionary.com’s Word of the Day - psittacism - mechanical, repetitive, and meaningless speech.