How to Use a Thesaurus
If you are having trouble writing or thinking that your writing is being repetitive, then the thesaurus is a great tool to have. It helps you to use the correct form of English and avoid regular mistakes efficiently. However, most young writers find it hard to use thesaurus accurately. So, take a look at the following steps, and you’re good to go.
1. Choose a word as a starting point and find the synonyms of that word alphabetically.
2. Now that you have done that, look at the word listed next to the search word.
3. The last step is to choose the word which will work instead of the word you chose from the start.
With these simple steps, you will be able to not only use thesaurus the right way but improve your writing significantly as well.
Use a thesaurus to find a replacement for
the underlined word in each sentence. Write your new
word on the line.
For each bold word, circle the word to the right that is
NOT its synonym.
Choose words from the list provided. Write them on the
Find three good replacements for each word that is provided.
Using something you have written previously, find
three words that you can replace with more specific
Replace each underlined word with a
synonym. Write your word on the line.
Find a good stand in word for each that appears at the top of the boxes.
Match each word to its synonyms.
Use all the skills you have learned to replace the words.
: Consult a thesaurus to find a synonym that is
slightly more intense and a synonym that is slightly less
intense than each word. Write your words on the lines
Circle the word in each sentence that is a synonym for
the underlined word.
Find a more interesting word.
There are many different shades of every color. Each
is slightly different, and each has its own name. Use a
thesaurus to look up at least three synonyms for each
basic color name below.
You will need to do some hunting here.