Maybe/If words are those words that you often second guess in your writing.
These words often sound similar, are spelled similarly or have analogous definitions.
When you are lost in the throes of writing your novel, it can be easy to overlook your use of affect instead of effect.
Unfortunately, these mistakes lower the integrity of your manuscript and can hinder you from building rapport with your readers (or sometimes even lessen your chances of publication).
Below is a list of common maybe/if words that you should keep in mind as your write and revise your manuscript.
|To agree to receive or do|
|Recommendations about what to do|
To recommend something
|To change or make a difference to|
A result; to bring about a result
|All in one place, all at once|
Completely, on the whole
To carry; to put up with
A direction; a school subject; a part of a meal
|Latin for “for example”|
Latin for “that is”
|The ability to understand another person’s perspective or feelings|
A feeling of sorrow from someone else’s suffering
|To make certain that something will happen|
To provide compensation if a person dies or property is damaged.
|To suggest indirectly|
To draw a conclusion
|Not firmly or tightly fixed in place|
To be deprived of or cease to have or retain (something)
|To flow or cause to flow|
A tiny opening; to study something closely
Lacking sufficient money to live
|(Used with comparisons) |
At that time, or next
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