10-minute HIIT Writing Skills

How to up Your Verb Game

Verbs! They are the only word form that’s absolutely necessary to make a sentence. Verbs are action words, they tell us what the subject is doing, thinking or feeling. Given their importance, let’s explore how to use these words well! 

Step 01 Use verbs to communicate intensity

Example — It is often said that people are too concerned with getting things and spending money. What is your opinion? 

Low Intensity

People tend to buy things to keep up with the latest trends due to the influence of social media. Glancing at others’ social media posts can encourage us to want what we do not have. 

Medium Intensity

People tend to accumulate items to follow the latest trends due to the influence of social media. Observing others’ social media posts can influence us to desire what we do not have. 

High Intensity

People tend to hoard items to chase after the latest trends due to the influence of social media. Fixating on others’ social media posts can compel us to covet what we do not have. 

Step 02 Use verbs to provide more detail

Example — It is often said that people are too concerned with getting things and spending money. What is your opinion? 

Most Singaporeans are careful to put away money to prepare themselves for times of crisis. This attitude has kept many through difficult times.

Nowadays, even our youth are finding out how to better use their money wisely. 

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Most Singaporeans are careful to keep money to protect themselves in times of crises. This attitude has supported many through difficult times.

Nowadays, even our youth are learning how to better spend their money wisely. 

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Most Singaporeans are careful to save money to safeguard themselves in times of crises. This attitude has sustained many through difficult times.

Nowadays, even our youth are researching how to better invest their money wisely.