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March 27, 2012


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Camille Minichino

When used well, adverbs disappear into the sentence. My rule is, if you notice them, delete them!

Susan Shea

Great rule - well said, Camille.

Kate Gallison

I think it's fine to use an occasional adverb. No part of speech is utterly beyond the pale. Just don't reuse the same adverb.

Michael A. Black

Good rule, Camile, and good blog, Susan. It's just like the question posed in that old Tom Lehrer song, How do you shake hands with a porcupine?--- Carefully.

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