Reblog: 45 Ways To Avoid Using The Word ‘Very’

I don’t like using the word ‘very’ for various reasons:

  • It sounds insincere
  • It is overused
  • It is not professional
  • <insert your own>

And yet there are times when that is the only word that I can come up with, almost like a shortcut. The problem with shortcuts is that they are context specific and subjective which can lead to a lack of understanding. So a quick way to communicate can turn out to be just the opposite.

I was delighted to read this morning Writers Write blog post on 45 Ways To Avoid Using The Word ‘Very’ – click on the link to get a useful table of what words can be used instead.


2 thoughts on “Reblog: 45 Ways To Avoid Using The Word ‘Very’”

  1. Thank you ever so much Regina, I had not read this post I am glad I did go back to it. It is a helpful advice. Thank you for sending the link. I am one who tend to use ‘very thinking I am emphasising a point, I get it now thank you once again.
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