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3 thoughts on “Question to My Readers

  1. I want to know why adverbs are considered anathema. I understand that you want to find a strong, descriptive verb whenever possible, but sometimes there just isn’t a word that conveys exactly what I want to say. So why can’t I use an adverb, instead of torturing a sentence to use a verb that doesn’t really mean what I want it to?

    December 5, 2009 at 11:49 AM

    • Christine, you ask a good question. Adverbs are not totally anathema. There are times when an adverb is warranted. It’s the overuse of adverbs that weakens writing. Like anything else, let adverbs be done in moderation.:)

      December 5, 2009 at 1:32 PM