How To Emphasise A Word

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.
  • stupidly trod on a sleeping snake.
  • Stupidly I trod on a sleeping snake.

Manjusha Nambiar

Hi, I am Manjusha. This is my blog where I give English grammar lessons and worksheets.

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