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Your diction is simply your choice of words. There is no single, correct diction in the English language; instead, you choose different words or phrases for different contexts:
Catch Phrases
Under pressure to create (usually against a deadline), a writer will naturally use familiar verbal patterns rather than thinking up new ones.
Connotations and Denotations
The relationship between words and meanings is extremely complicated, and belongs to the field of semantics. For now, though, what you need to know is that words do not have single, simple meanings. Traditionally, grammarians have referred to the meanings of words in two parts:

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