Choosing the Right Nouns
Just as choosing the right verb can strengthen your writing, so can choosing the right noun. Nouns come in two basic types: concrete, meaning it has a physical existence or you can experience it with one of your five senses, and abstract, meaning you can't experience it, such as a concept or a place. Some concrete nouns may be proper nouns that refer specifically to a person or thing, while others just pack a powerful punch, much like strong action verbs. If possible, try to choose a noun that is vivid and descriptive in its own right, without the need for clarifying adjectives.
large, deciduous north temperate-zone tree,use elm
the tall, dark-haired man who was Bob's best friend,use Fred
harsh, discordant sound,use cacophony
tall, powerful black-and-tan shorthaired dog,use rottweiler
Using the right noun improves your writing because it gives the reader a clear, precise mental image of the subject being described.