Posted: December 2, 2019
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335 Ways to Avoid Saying “Went”

“Go.” It’s one of the most common words in English and always one of the first words you learn in any language. As mobile creatures, humans are always going places, whether to work, to town, to their friend’s place, or to another city.

But there are so many ways to “go” places. You can bike, or drive, or run. You can hop there, if you’re feeling in particularly high spirits. If you’re lost in thought, you might meander there. If you’re an adventurer, you might venture or voyage there.

Your mood can determine whether you storm out, skip out, or poke along. Do you make a break for it, hurrying and hustling, or do you prance along, moseying on by?

Do you get lost, or do you cruise along? Do you creep or crawl there, or do you tiptoe to arrive silently? Are you propelled by anything, or do you simply saunter along?

While “go” can describe all these situations, it doesn’t give them the nuance they need. To paint a descriptive, vibrant picture of your scene, check out this chart of 335 expressive alternatives to “went.”

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