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Junk 5/19


I am back to back Junk; an echo, so to speak,  to yesterdays junk; a very bad sequel with almost none of the same elements.

So, I've always wanted to make a special junk drawer that casts aside adverbs.  Before we begin, let's refresh:

Per Wiki:

An adverb is a part of speech. It is any word that modifies any part of language other than a noun (modifiers of nouns are primarily adjectives and determiners). Adverbs can modify verbs, adjectives (including numbers), clauses, sentences and other adverbs.

Adverbs typically answer questions such as how?, in what way?, when?, where?, and to what extent?. In English, they often end in -ly. This function is called the adverbial function, and is realized not just by single words (i.e., adverbs) but by adverbial phrases and adverbial clauses.

Now, I'm not looking to banish all adverbs, but merely the ones that can be replaced by finding a better verb.  Example:  "He ran quickly" becomes "he sprinted". 

In short, if you are modifying a verb, when you can be selecting a better verb, you might get cut.

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