Setting Basics Activity 07: Summary description

Describing the Physical World

Summary description

When describing the world, we have to decide if want to summarise the description, or if we want to elaborate.

Here’s a snippet that uses summary description.

Ma and Ba walked quietly through the forest.

Where the Mountain Meets the MoonGrace LinSource

We use summary description when the details aren’t important. In this snippet, Grace Lin is letting us know that the detail of the forest isn’t important; it’s just a forest. That's all you need to know.

Here are some examples that use the same type of summary description.

Kirra and the others walked back to town.

Gustav drove the carriage down the road.

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