Word of the day: verbs from a song

There are some verbs we never seem to use.It’s like when I tell my students not to use the verb “say” all the time when they are writing essays and  they invariably stare at me probably   thinking : What the hell does she want us to use instead? As if I didn’t know that, deep inside their brains , the verbs “claim” or “state” are there to use as substitutes for the mighty “say”.

So let’s widen our vocabulary by revising the meaning of some of the verbs used in this song. I hope that ,in the early future , you use some of them .

Let’s listen to this beautiful song by the country music group Lady Antebellum and focus on some verbs and expressions

-to scatter:to cause to separate and go in different directions scattering confetti from the upper windows

to wonder:to feel curiosity or be in doubt  I wondered what happened

-To cross one’s mind:to be a sudden or passing thought; be thought of by

She looked so well it never crossed my mind that she was ill.

 To guess: to think; to suppose; to believe; to imagine I guess I can get there in time.

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