Try to avoid ‘very’

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.

Inspiring words

Inspiring words

“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)