Improper Diction : what is it and examples.?
What is improper diction?
Can you give me some examples of Improper Diction (lots of them)
and then proper diction.
- 8 years agoFavorite Answer
Improper diction is the misuse of words and expressions in context.
Example of improper diction:
I've tried a lot of skis, and I like these kind best.
It's only ten miles further.
Donald found there behavior at the supermarket very aggravating.
The previous sentences corrected would be:
I've tried a lot of skis, and I like this kind best.
It's only ten miles farther.
Donald found their behavior at the supermarket very aggravating.
- busterwasmycatLv 78 years ago
Diction can refer to two different but similar things, and I am not sure which you mean.
Most commonly (for me anyway), diction refers to the pronunciation and clarity of speech. Improper diction can involve mispronunciation, as in saying FebUary instead of February or Nucular instead of nuclear, or it can involve poor enunciation (saying words unclearly, "lazy" speaking) as in sumpin for something.
Diction may also refer to the entire structure and art of speech, respecting grammar, word use and order, and so forth (oratory would be a similar word). There is two dogs over there would be an example of improper diction, as would a class presentation that doesn't follow any pattern of thought.. The gettysburg address might be presented as a fine example of diction.
I am not sure which you mean.
- 8 years ago
Diction is the way which you speak; the accent, inflection, intonation and so forth. Therefore improper diction is speaking in such a manner as to be unclear; stuttering, mumbling, slurring your words are all ways of speaking with poor diction.
However as improper diction is something you hear it is hard for me to type examples of it, I don't think Yahoo Answers supports phonemes.
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- mooseLv 78 years ago
It has to do with the way a person enunciates, or how clearly they speak.
Ex- "Close the doh" should be "close the door".
sumb*tch=son of a b*tch (sorry)
Fo real =for real
- Anonymous3 years ago
I don't consider that is accurate
- 3 years ago