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I believe the road to hell is paved with adverbs, and I will shout it from the rooftops

Friday, February 26th, 2010
dandelions

Consider the sentence He closed the door firmly. It’s by no means a terrible sentence (at least it’s got an active verb going for it), but ask yourself if firmly really belongs there. You can argue that it expresses a degree of difference between He closed the door and He…

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