Vocabulary Building (Persuasive Words)
A salesman might say to you "This is a superior pair of shoes". The word "superior" is a persuasive word that he hopes will persuade you to buy!

Vocabulary Building (Persuasive Words)

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Persuasive vocabulary such as 'highly recommended by' can be used to influence responses. Persuasive words and phrases are usually positive in tone and often superlative, e.g. 'the most effective'.

Try this quiz on vocabulary building using persuasive words.

1.
Which word has a positive tone?
Certain
Least certain
Less certain
Uncertain
The others are negative!
2.
Which word persuades the reader about reliability?
Least trustworthy
Less trustworthy
Trustworthy
Untrustworthy
'Trustworthy' = reliable
3.
Which candidate is likely to win?
Least popular
Less popular
Most popular
Unpopular
4.
Which result is most likely to be accepted?
Inaccurate
Least accurate
Less accurate
Most accurate
'Most accurate' = superlative
5.
Which word might dissuade customers?
Commended
Highly recommended
Not recommended
Recommended
The others are positive and could be used to persuade
6.
Which evidence might be used?
Least reliable
Less reliable
Reliable
Unreliable
'Reliable' = you can depend upon it
7.
Which term might persuade customers to buy a product?
Guaranteed
Unconfirmed
Unguaranteed
Unverified
'Unconfirmed'/'unverified'/'unguaranteed' are all negatives!
8.
Which word is persuasive in tone?
Effective
Ineffective
Least effective
Less effective
'Effective' can be used positively and persuasively
9.
Which word might be used to persuade?
Inferior
Least
Lesser
Superior
Customers would not buy an 'inferior' product!
10.
Which word might convince readers?
Never proven
Not proven
Proven
Unproven
'Proven' means tried and tested
Author:  Sue Daish

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