The difference between the almost-right word and the right word is really a large matter—it’s the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning.
Carefully read through this quote by American author and humorist Mark Twain. What is he saying about diction or word choice? Twain clearly means there's a huge difference between the "almost-right" and the "right" words. But carry his metaphor a bit further. “Almost right words” are like little bugs producing light that twinkles off and on. These words produce messages that are “almost” clear to a reader, but don’t quite illuminate what’s being said. “Right words” are like powerful forks of lightning that light up the sky for several minutes; these words shed powerful light on the writing and say precisely what the writer means.
With that in mind, follow these steps to complete the next exercise: