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Avoid using “very” because it’s lazy

These two images were posted by Kurt in our Facebook Group a while ago. I’m posting them here because I thought it might be interesting & useful to fellow writers.

Avoid using very because it's lazy. A man is not very tired he's exhausted. Don't use very sad, use morose. Language was invented for one reason, boys. To woo women. And in that endeavour, laziness will not do

And the following useful chart:

45 ways to avoid using the word very

We’ve got more articles to help your spelling & grammar here, and many, many writing tips here.

  • Angfaulith

    Thanks, I always strive to improve on my writing. I re read some of my
    earlier posts and it just shows how different I write now. Vivacious language for exquisite posts!