Grammar GuideVerbsShould I use "demonstrate" or "show" in my work?

Should I use "demonstrate" or "show" in my work?

Should I use "demonstrate" or "show" in my work?

In writing, you should aim to be as clear and concise as possible. Show is simpler and more clear than demonstrate.

  • Original: He demonstrated what he meant.
  • Rewrite: He showed what he meant.