What’s the problem with adverbs of manner? Well, nothing necessarily, but whenever you use one, you should study it closely. There’s an example right there – ‘closely’ is an adverb of manner that’s redundant because to study something already implies giving it close attention.
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‘The best rule for writing – as well as for speaking – is to use always the simplest words that will accurately convey your thought.’ – David Lambuth, The Golden Book of Writing
Rejection is an inevitable part of a writer’s career, but there are several reasons why you shouldn’t let rejection get you down. So instead of returning the rejection slip with the grammar mistakes marked up, keep positive and remember that you’re in very good company…
We all know that cliches make for bad writing, but why are they so problematic? Why do we feel almost outraged when we read one? And when are cliches not a problem?