I haven’t done a writing tips post for a long time. So, here it is!
The word very comes from the Middle English, from Old French verai, and based on Latinverus ‘true’.
used for emphasis:
• in a high degree: a very large amount | the river rose very quickly | very much so.
Yet, the word ‘very’ is lazy.
The man is not very tired, he is exhausted.
The woman is not very beautiful, she is exquisite.
Don’t use very quiet, use silent.
The child is not very lively, the child is vivacious.
Use your words correctly. Know how to emphasize your meanings in your writing.
“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…
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