Activity: Using A Thesaurus

Have you ever wanted to make your writing more interesting? There are a lot of words out there you can use instead of the ones you usually do: synonyms. Try using a thesaurus, like this one. If you check out a thesaurus, look at all the words you can use instead of “said.”

Question: Have you ever known someone who uses lots of big words? Do you think people who often use big words instead of small ones really know the differences between the many synonyms they use?