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Yljaha
Could you give me symonims of "Look!" I write dialogues and often there are situation when one character attracts the attention of another character with help of exclamation "Look!" (For example, "Look! They have left theit things here. What do we have to do with their things") I want to diverify my vocab and change "Look!" something else. Could you give me synonims of it, please)
Nov 17, 2016 7:06 AM
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There aren't really any "good" synonyms for "Look!" as an exclamation. "Behold!", "See!" and "Lo!" sound dramatic and archaic, and "Voila!" (nicked from French) is for pleasing and perhaps surprising results. Borrowed expressions such as "Voila!" and "Ecco!" can also sound pretentious. There are colloquial expressions such as "Check it out!" and "Take a gander at this!" but I wouldn't say they're close enough to be synonyms; their tone and situation is very specific. Just stay with "Look!" and you'll have no problems.
November 17, 2016
Hello Yljaha, You could use 'Hey!' (pronounced 'hay') and/or the character's name Best wishes Bob
November 17, 2016
You can also use "watch" instead of look. For example: #Look at her, she is dancing. #Watch, she is dancing.
November 17, 2016
I agree with Peachy. Although you could reconstruct the entire segment with something like: in the corner of his eye appeared the things they had left behind he shouted... That might be useful if you have used the word look too many times in the preceding paragraphs.
November 17, 2016
Yljaha
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