While writing an article, be careful choosing words. I’ve seen most of the writers committing this mistake. They’ll go straight to Google, search for the synonym and replace it with the word.
Their purpose of doing this could either be to avoid plegrism or come up with a new idea. In both ways, it’s very important to know whether the word would fit contextually or not.
Can’t make head or tail of it (Means you didn’t understand, (see, I taught you a new phrase!))?
Okay, look at the example below:
1. Hassan is a firm person.
2. Hassan is an obstinate person.
The former word “firm” means Hassan is resolute and dedicated towards his goals, thus brings positivity into the context.
The later word “obstinate” indicates Hassan is stubborn, dogmatic and pig-headed, which, therefore brings negativity to the context about Hassan.
So be careful while choosing words, replace a word with its synonym only if it fits the context and the whole idea of the paragraph.
But the question is “ How do we know which word is contextually correct to use in a sentence?”
Answer: Well, I would tell you my strategy “ Read, read and read”.