“All the world’s a stage . . . “
Really Bill? Isn’t it the same if you said, “The world’s a stage?”
He scoffed from deep in his grave and said, “It is lyrical with the “all” in situ.”
True, so true. How Shakespearean of you. However . . .
All the donuts are stale.
Is more visual when stated . . .
I chipped a tooth because I bit into Bill’s stale donut.
All the people adore Robin’s blog posts.
And why wouldn’t they?
Bloggers from Istanbul to Bakersfield adore Robin’s witty blog about writing.
Did you notice I nuked the word PEOPLE too?
That was all the time I had to work on my novel today.
You must be writing a blog.
I had one minute to work on my novel today because I was reading hundreds of brilliant words written by Robin.
See what I mean? Sometimes “all” is okay, but please don’t ever say “alls,” as in “alls I’m gonna to do is fix me some ribs.” Hmmm . . . I’m hungry. How about you Bill?
For advice on other words that sneak into your writing, clink on the links below:
- I Have a Problem with “That”
- Sneaky Little Words for the word GOT
- Strong vs Weak Words for the word WENT
- Strong vs Weak Words – Part 2 for the word PEOPLE
- Strong vs Weak Words – Part 3 for the words THING and STUFF
- Strong vs Weak Words – Part 4 for the words GO and GOING
- Strong vs Weak Words – Part 5 for the words ALWAYS and NEVER
- Strong vs Weak Words – Part 6 for the words PRETTY, SURE, and CERTAIN
- Strong vs Weak Words – Part 7 for the word HAD and HAVE
- Strong vs Weak Words – Part 8 for the word JUST
- Moldy Verbs, Adverbs, and Intensifiers