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yogi
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Not Very

Post by yogi » 16 Jun 2018, 16:48

The word 'very' is pretty much useless according to certain authorities. There are ways to avoid using this adverb, ways I never thought about. Probably because my vocabulary is very lacking. :mrgreen:

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SOURCE: http://writerswrite.co.za/45-ways-to-av ... word-very/

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Re: Not Very

Post by Kellemora » 17 Jun 2018, 11:01

The word "Very" comes from the Weasel List of words as writers we are not allowed to use, hi hi.

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Re: Not Very

Post by yogi » 17 Jun 2018, 13:50

WEASEL LIST :xclaim: :question:

It does seem like a wimpy kind of word, but I didn't realize writers had any rules about using it.

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Re: Not Very

Post by pilvikki » 17 Jun 2018, 17:05

i just realized that i very rarely use it... :grin: :grin:

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Re: Not Very

Post by yogi » 17 Jun 2018, 17:55

I never thought about it until I saw the chart and Gary's comment. It does seem kind of redundant.

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Re: Not Very

Post by Kellemora » 18 Jun 2018, 10:40

We have a whole list of Weasel Words we are taught to avoid.
They may be used in certain cases where another word would never work.
We are also to avoid the use of words ending in ...ing or ...ly, except for the word badly.
The word THAT can, in most cases, be deleted and would not change the meaning of the sentence.
There really are only Three Rules about Writing, but No One knows what they are, hi hi.

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Re: Not Very

Post by yogi » 18 Jun 2018, 11:00

Location, location, location ... oh wait ... wrong profession. :mrgreen:

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Re: Not Very

Post by Kellemora » 19 Jun 2018, 11:32

Ha Ha!
Good One Yogi!

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Re: Not Very

Post by pilvikki » 22 Jun 2018, 16:29

i don't know if it's my ADD or just ornery nature, but repetition of any word within a page or so annoys me. like, dude, you're a writer, don't you have a thesaurus handy?

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