Written by Millionaire’s Digest Staff Member: Amber M.
Founder & Owner of:A Not So Jaded Life
Millionaire’s Digest Staff Team, Author, Successful Living and Writing Writer
1) William Allen White – Journalist/News Editor
“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.”
Though often mistakenly referenced as a quote by Mark Twain, White knows that adverbs can be dangerous if used overbearingly (see what I did there?). Very and similar words can bog a sentence down, and are often used where they shouldn’t be.
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