147 WORDS TO USE INSTEAD OF "VERY".

Reblogger Barbara Todaro
Services for Real Estate Pros with RE/MAX Executive Realty 104763
https://activerain.com/droplet/5k99

You'll want to read this post or at least scan through the list.... very useful.... 

Original content by Tatyana Permanova

WORDS TO USE INSTEAD OF "VERY"

I use "VERY" all the time... and maybe only half of column #2...Do you?

Here is a short list.... But I found out - at list 147 words can be used instead.

 

Three Telling Quotes About ‘Very’

  1. “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
  2. “‘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
  3. “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 endeavour, laziness will not do. It also won’t do in your essays.” ~N.H. Kleinbaum

 

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Rainmaker
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Nina Hollander
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Good morning, Barbara... this was a good post. I recommended it yesterday to Carol Williams for her Second Chance Saturday post.

Jul 24, 2019 03:58 AM #1
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Wayne Martin
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Good morning Barbara. Great list. Why don’t I just plead guilty now of being to “very” lazy to think it through! Enjoy your day.

Jul 24, 2019 04:29 AM #2
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
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This gets a well deserved BOOKMARK !

Jul 24, 2019 05:43 AM #3
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Grant Schneider
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Good morning Barbara Todaro - "very" is certainly a tired word and I almost used it in a sentence!

Jul 24, 2019 06:01 AM #4
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Barbara,

What a great post to reblog.  I agree that "very" is definitely an overused word.  A

Jul 24, 2019 06:36 AM #5
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Will Hamm
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Hello Barbara,  You pick a excellent reblog to share with us here in the rain.  Did your training camp start?

 

Jul 24, 2019 04:07 PM #6
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James Dray
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Morning Barbara.

I can't remember what I did yesterday, don't think I'll remember these by tomorrow

Jul 25, 2019 01:04 AM #7
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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Love this and it's so true, Barbara - thanks for sharing! They also say that 'just' is the most useless word in the the English language. 

Jul 25, 2019 05:54 AM #8
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Kevin J. May
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This one's a keeper! Would not have found it without your help Barbara.

Jul 25, 2019 09:12 AM #9
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Jane Chaulklin-Schott
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Barbara Todaro, this is a fantastic eye-opener post and along with passing it on to my 9 children, I will print it for myself.  Thank you for the reblog! 

Jul 25, 2019 06:29 PM #10
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Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
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OK that was informative and makes me wonder how often I'm using the word... and it led me down a rabbit hole!  Thanks for the reblog.

Jul 26, 2019 11:03 AM #11
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That Mark Twain quote is fantastic! A roundabout way to get to where you ought to be - hilarious.

Aug 23, 2019 12:20 PM #12
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