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 the manuscripts I work on, and have put them into a printable download with my suggested stronger verb alternative.
I hope this helps and happy writing!