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     Advice about Adverbs
     By Anowalk

     If you find yourself using an excessive amount of adverbs, take a look at your verbs.  Often, you can
     tighten your writing by dropping adverbs and picking a more powerful verb. Adverbs have a time and a place, but they shouldn't shoulder work that could be done by your verbs.

Need proof?

"Alex knocked loudly." vs. "Alex hammered his fist against the door." Which sentence packs more punch?

 

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