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Many words to use instead of “very” in English – ESL Buzz, ProofReadingServices

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/07/19

Speaking English as second language often makes me search for accurate words. I’ve noticed that even a lot of native English speakers use “very” too often as usually better words exist.

These two pages have lots of replacements of “very …” combinations into a single word, with infographics and even poster size materials:

Found after searching the source of [WayBack] Try these words in your next Email – I’m Programmer.

Deciding which replacement to use, or to stay with “very” depends on who you are communicating with, as the counter example at [WayBack] Communicating Compassionately with Non-Native English Speakers; Taming the Steamroller – Molly Clare Wilson – Medium shows (thanks Kristian Köhntopp for attending me to that).

–jeroen

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