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Choose Alternatives To Said

In this worksheet, students will choose words to replace 'said' to make their writing more interesting.

'Choose Alternatives To Said' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Year:  Year 4 English worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Writing: Composition

Curriculum subtopic:   Assess Grammar and Vocabulary

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Worksheet Overview

When we write we tend to use verbs like said too often, and it can make our writing very dull.


Instead, we can use more interesting vocabulary that describes the way something is said.


speech marks


Let's look at some examples:



"Can I have an ice cream?" she asked.


girl with ice cream



"Come back!" the boy shouted.



"I'm sorry," murmured Sarah.



"I can't climb the ladder," she whispered, "I'm scared of heights."


In this activity, you will be asked to identify and choose words that improve a piece of writing by replacing the word said.


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