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    Default Is this a correct usage of the word "zeal"?

    Is this sentence correct? And I'm using the word "zeal" in a correct way?

    The sentence:
    I have a zeal to write poems.

    Thanks for your help in advance.

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    Smile Re: Is this a correct usage of the word "zeal"?

    Hi soulfly, in my opinion this is not a wrong usage of the word, but to my way of thinking I would prefer 'I have a zeal for poem writing'.

    Hope this helps.

    SB

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    Default Re: Is this a correct usage of the word "zeal"?

    No.
    'zeal' means showing great energy or enthusiasm in pursuit of a cause or an objective.
    So, you might say, His poems demonstrate his zeal for championing the cause of wild life preservation/ His poems reflect the zeal with which he champions his anti-war stance.

    I have a passion for writing poetry.

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