General vs Specific

General vs. Specific

General examples tend to deal with broader categories, while specific examples are things within bigger categories. For example

General: Music  … Specific: “War Pigs” by Black Sabbath
General: Store … Specific: Ralph’s Italian Ices
General: Shoes … Specific: Air Jordan’s

Be specific wherever possible. Writing “I smell food cooking in the kitchen” is much less effective than writing “I smell the filet mignon cooked to medium rare.”

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