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Removing these two words from your writing will make it stronger and more concise! #Strong #Verbs #CreatingPerfection #GrammarAssistant #Author #AmWriting #AmEditing

Today’s article is short and sweet.

There are few words in the English language I dislike but I must admit very and really are two I could happily live without.

Using these words before certain verbs can make your writing appear weak and lazy and using two words instead of one can damage your precious word count – so cut them out.

I’ve created a list of the most common examples I find in my work and have put them into a printable download with my suggested stronger verb alternative.

Strong Verbs

I hope this helps and happy writing!

3 thoughts on “Removing these two words from your writing will make it stronger and more concise! #Strong #Verbs #CreatingPerfection #GrammarAssistant #Author #AmWriting #AmEditing”

  1. Thank you for the list.
    Yep there are a few words which end up annoying you!
    I like the ‘Strong verbs’ list you gave. Clear and effective.
    I ‘really’ hate ‘nice’ as it can be ‘very’ annoying and is the first one to address with young children.
    which is ‘nice’!

    Like

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