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Little Loaded Words

Words that show tentativeness, or the possibility of other alternatives :
Maybe
Possibly
Could
Potentially
Perhaps
Does not necessarily mean

Words that show certainty :
Undoubtedly
Surely
Certainly
Definitely

Words that show that the info is not yet confirmed / the veracity is not yet proven :
Supposedly
Allegedly
Reportedly

There are many others that modify the meanings of words so subtly, yet significantly.

It is no wonder then that these little loaded words have been asked about in the comprehension section.

These little loaded words affect how nuanced your own writing can be. They show that you are not the sort of person who makes sweeping statements, or jumps to hasty conclusions.

These little loaded words are all over the place, in the media. If you miss them, you may be misled.

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2 thoughts on “Little Loaded Words

  1. I love all the little nuances that makes all the difference in the tone and texture of a prose…or an essay for the general paper. 🙂

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