45 ways to avoid using the word ‘very’

45 ways to avoid using the word ‘very’

Substitute ‘damn’ every time you’re inclined to write ‘very;’ your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be. ~Mark Twain
‘Very’ is the most useless word in the English language and can always come out. More than useless, it is treacherous because it invariably weakens what it is intended to strengthen. ~Florence King
So avoid using the word ‘very’ because it’s lazy. A man is not very tired, he is exhausted. Don’t use very sad, use morose. Language was invented for one reason, boys – to woo women – and, in that endeavor, laziness will not do. It also won’t do in your essays. ~N.H. Kleinbaum

 

 

9 thoughts on “45 ways to avoid using the word ‘very’

  1. I adore this post as its brilliant, superb and precious so I am jubilant!
    Thanks for the tips! I will make sure to use them in my posts for the next few weeks until I get them in my vocab permanently.🙂

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