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Why ‘had’ is a boring verb and how you can switch it

By 1 April 2018Language Tips

Had is a boring verb

‘Had’ can be a really boring verb.

It’s also a verb that can be used in many different situations e.g. have a party, have a baby, have an idea etc.

It is overused and so becomes less descriptive.

The healthcare profession have access to a range of vocabulary which other professions don’t.

One great example is swapping ‘had’, in the example above, for ‘underwent’. This is a verb that can be used with surgery and operations (but not with events like heart attack or stroke).

Sarah underwent knee surgery two days ago.

You can use it just like the verb ‘go’ e.g. undergo, underwent, undergone.

If it’s not part of your regular vocabulary, start using it today!