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    Question How I say: SHOUT x SCREAM x YELL?

    Hi, everyone!

    I'm writing a script, and i want to know if I use SHOUT, SCREAM or YELL in a few sentences.

    1) "JULIA: (aggressive) I'm not afraid of you, stupid! I know who you are! Where's my son? (shouts) TALK! I also know shout, you see?"

    That's right? Or is "yell"?

    2) "...He is dead! Scared, Julia gives a huge shout".

    3) "She comes closer to the window to see better and is frightened (screams) by a black cat".

    4) "She screams begging for help".

    5) "JULIA: (yells) SHUT UP!"

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    Re: How I say: SHOUT x SCREAM x YELL?

    Quote Originally Posted by ceciliafontes View Post

    I'm writing a script, and i want to know if I use SHOUT, SCREAM or YELL in a few sentences.
    Look at the part I have marked in red. I don't think that is the question you want to ask us.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: How I say: SHOUT x SCREAM x YELL?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Look at the part I have marked in red. I don't think that is the question you want to ask us.
    wonder > want to know.

    I'm brazilian, and it's an idiomatic expression. I'm sorry! Now, please, answer my question.

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    Re: How I say: SHOUT x SCREAM x YELL?

    That is not what I meant. You said "I want to know if I use". The answer is "Yes, you have used all of those words in your sentences". I think you meant "I want to know if/when I should use ...".

    I am very confused by some of the lines in your script. For example, in #2, you have put "... He is dead!. Scared, Julia gives a huge shout." You have enclosed all of it in quotation marks. This means that the character who speaks those lines will say all of those words. Do you really want the character to say "Scared, Julia gives a huge shout" aloud?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: How I say: SHOUT x SCREAM x YELL?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    That is not what I meant. You said "I want to know if I use". The answer is "Yes, you have used all of those words in your sentences". I think you meant "I want to know if/when I should use ...".

    I am very confused by some of the lines in your script. For example, in #2, you have put "... He is dead!. Scared, Julia gives a huge shout." You have enclosed all of it in quotation marks. This means that the character who speaks those lines will say all of those words. Do you really want the character to say "Scared, Julia gives a huge shout" aloud?
    This is a description of the scene. Only the first and last sentences are spoken by the characters. Now, please, answer my question! I'll give u my heart.

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    Re: How I say: SHOUT x SCREAM x YELL?

    There is considerable overlap.

    A "scream" is usually non-verbal. When you open the closet door and a dead body falls out, you scream. But you can also "scream" at someone when you are angry.

    A "shout" is a raised voice. A "yell" even more so.

    Two people arguing might get into a shouting match. If you fell down and broke your leg, you would yell for help. You might scream out in pain as well.

    When you come home late, your wife might yell at you.

    Anyway, my best response to your items:

    1. The stage direction would be "shout" or "scream." I don't know what you mean by "I also know shout."

    2. If she just makes a loud noise, but it's not words, then it's a scream.

    3. Same. If no words, it's a scream.

    4. Screams or yells.

    5. Yells is fine.

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    Re: How I say: SHOUT x SCREAM x YELL?

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    There is considerable overlap.

    1. The stage direction would be "shout" or "scream." I don't know what you mean by "I also know shout."




    Hi, friend!

    In the first sentence, "(shouts)" before "TALK!" means that Julia spoke (loudly) the word "TALK". So... ..."JULIA: (aggressive) I'm not afraid of you, stupid! I know who you are! Where's my son? (shouts) TALK! I also know shout, you see?"

    is correct?

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    Re: How I say: SHOUT x SCREAM x YELL?

    Yeah, I got that. What I don't understand is "I also know shout." I don't know why she would say that.

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    Re: How I say: SHOUT x SCREAM x YELL?

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    Yeah, I got that. What I don't understand is "I also know shout." I don't know why she would say that.
    In the story, a crazy old man yelled at her. So, she says that she also knows shout (shout?). I want to know this...

    And... Why in the last sentence you said that "Yells" is the correct and in the first sentence "shouts" is the correct? The meaning of the word in the first and last sentence is the same. The intent is to say that the word was spoken aloud.

    What's the difference?

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    Re: How I say: SHOUT x SCREAM x YELL?

    You mean something like "I also know how to shout!"

    You can use "shout" or "yell" in your stage directions. Like I said, there is a lot of overlap.

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