Mark Twain said, “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.”
“Very” is a useless word in the English language. So instead of saying you’re very tired, say you’re exhausted. And instead of saying the concert was very good, say it was superb or excellent.
And look for more ways to avoid using the word ‘very’ on the Writerswrite.co.za website.
Johnny Grammar’s Word Challenge is a quiz app especially made for English learners. Answer as many spelling, vocabulary and grammar questions as you can in this 60-second quiz
! You’ll find beginner to advanced level questions.
“You”, “because”, “free”, “instantly” and “new” are supposed to be the five most powerful words in the English language (link to: www.soappresentations.com). So why not try and use them in your next presentation?
“People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within.”
Elisabeth Kübler-Ross (1926 – 2004, a Swiss American psychiatrist and a pioneer in near-death studies)
“Always write angry letters to your enemies but never mail them.”
What a nice idea. But I don’t have any enemies! 🙂