The Very Shocking Facts about Adverbs – by Dana Isaacson…

on Career Authors:

An adverb is just another word hanging out in sentences with nouns, verbs, and adjectives. However, the adverb may be the planet Pluto of word forms: it gets no respect. Hemingway avoided them, and according to Stephen King, “the road to hell is paved with adverbs.”

So why all the haters? Shouldn’t your prose be plentifully peppered with periodic adverb usage?

What are they good for?

Adverbs are words that modify verbs, adjectives, other adverbs, or sentences. They tell how, where, when, why, under what conditions, or to what degree.

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9 thoughts on “The Very Shocking Facts about Adverbs – by Dana Isaacson…

  1. Loved this post. Adverbs are part of English [and other languages] for a reason, and they do add emphasis and meaning when used ‘sparingly’. And therein lies the rub. Instead of teaching people to use adverbs /well/, most style pundits find it easier – lazier? – to ban them altogether. Bah. Humbug.

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