Stop saying ‘SAID’ - Learn 10 Alternate Advanced English Words

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She said she's pregnant”, “they said they're getting married”, “he said he

needs to take some rest”, “he said he needs some money”… Oh! Too much ofsaid”,

well there's nothing wrong and using the wordsaidin English but there are times

when we see something in order to show our happiness or we say something in anger or

we say something in a very bossy manner, so in this lesson today we are gonna look at

certain words that you can use instead of using the wordsaid”.

Hey friends it’s me Niharika and welcome back to a new lesson. Well today you are gonna learn some words

that you can use instead of using the wordsaidin English. Now there are times

when you really want to enhance your dialogue or make it more descriptive, so using the

word said is blah! So these are certain words that you can use. We are gonna have a look

at the very first one which isannounced”. Now when I say that, “my friend said that

he is getting married”, okay, it's not incorrect but it's more like an announcement, something

that he wants everybody to know okay, it's official, so rather than using the wordsaid”,

you can use the wordannounced”. Sohe announced that he's getting married”, okay?

So that's how you can use the wordannouncedwhen you want something to be known. The next

word that I have for you isranted”. Now very often we see things when we are very

angry, okay? So most of the dialogues are said in a very angry manner, so rather than

saying that, “he said I have to sign these papers”, so someone asked you to sign some

papers and he asked you in a very angry manner so you can use the wordranted”. So when

someone says something angrily you can use the wordrantedinstead ofsaid”.

Likehe ranted, I need to sign the papers right now”, okay? Moving on to the next

one iscommanded”. Now when you say something in a very bossy manner okay, very bossily,

then you can use the wordcommanded”, likehe said the project should be delivered

in ten days”, so it's not really a request, but this person is commanding you to do that.

So rather than sayinghe said that the project should be completed in ten days’,

use the wordcommanded”. “He commanded”, okay? So in a very bossy manner he said this

to you, so rather than using the boring old wordsaid”, you can use the wordcommanded”.

The next one is pretty similar tocommanded”, it'sdictated”. So again when someone

says something in a very bossy manner, rather than using the wordsaid”, you can use

the worddictated”. “She dictated me to do this”, soshe said that I have

to do this’, instead of using the wordsaid”, you can use the worddictated”, okay?

So again it's a very, in a very bossy manner. Moving on to the next word that you can use

is, “insisted”. Now there are times when someone says something repeatedly, “ah!

please do this for me”, “please, you have to do it”, “you have no option, you gotta

come along with us”, okay so he's been poking you constantly that, “do it, please do it,

right now”, so he or she is forcing you to do something, right? So rather than saying

that oh he kept saying this he said that I have to go using thesaidis quite boring,

so use insisted. Sohe insisted that I should go with them for the movieor for

the picnic, because this person has been telling you to do that constantly, okay or forcing

you, okay? So use the wordinsistedinstead of using the wordsaid”. Moving

on to the next one isrequested”. Now you also say something in the form of a question,

right? So you say that oh he said that he wanted some money so rather than sayingsaid”,

when especially you are saying something like a question, use the wordrequested”,

he requested for some money”, “he requested the to borrow my bag”, okay? So requested

is more like a question, so when someone says something in the form of a question, using

the wordsaidis pretty inappropriate, you can use the wordrequestedinstead.

The next oneenquired”, again you need to use it in a very similar manner just the

way you use the wordrequested”. When someone is asking you or telling you something

in the form of a question, you can use the wordenquired”. “He enquired about

the details of this project”, sohe said that he wanted the details for this project’,

pretty boring, use the wordenquired”, okay? Moving on to the next one isresponded”,

Now here we learntrequestedandenquired”, you use these words when you are asking something

butrespondedandacknowledged”, these two words can be used instead of using

the wordsaid”, when you have to give an answer to someone, okay? So when you are

answerable, you say that, “she responded”. Well for example, “John sent me an email

enquiring about the details of this project and I responded in few hours”, so rather

than saying that, “I said or I sent the detailsyou can use the wordresponded

or you can also use the wordacknowledged”, so both of these words are used instead of

using the wordsaid”, when you are saying something as an answer to something, okay?

The next one that I have for you ismumbled”. Now what is mumbled? You know there are people

who say something in their mouth, they are not clear enough and you just don't get them

right, for example if I have to mumble, I would mumble like, ‘I need to learn English,

I don't know what's going on…’ did you understand what did I say? Well definitely

not, because I was not clear enough, I'm mumbled, I mumbled in my mouth. So mumbling is very

common, people do mumble too much but then when you say that, “ah! She said something,

I didn't quite understand her”, so rather than saying or using the wordsaid”,

like she said something’, you can use the wordmumbled”, “oh! She mumbled

something, I couldn't understand her”, okay? So when someone is not clear enough you don't

understand them well because they didn't speak clearly, they didn't say something clearly,

which means they mumbled. So you can use the wordmumbledinstead ofsaid”.

And then the last one that I have for you isboasted”. “She boasted about her

new ringorshe boasted about her new job”, so someone who sings his or her own

praise, it means that they're boasting about themselves. So when someone says that or you

hear someone saying that, “oh! I have this big house, such an amazing house and I have

like an amazing car…” ok, if you want to discuss this person with another friend

of yours, you would use the wordsaid”, “oh! She said that she has a big house,

she said that she has a big car…” so rather than using the wordsaidtoo many times

you can use this word in English instead ofsaid”, “boasted”. She boasted about

a new car and her new house, okay? So that's how you will use this word so these are 11

words, 11 alternatives to the wordsaidso the next time you want to enhance your

dialogue or make it more descriptive by adding too many emotions to it, well do not stick

to the wordsaiduse these words instead and I'll be back with a new lesson soon till

then you take care.

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