Coming Out of the Closet

July 5th, 2004 · No Comments
by Booksquare

This week, we were confronted with an ugly truth: we have slipped into Adverb World. We’ve never been particularly anti-adverb, preferring to think of our relationship as healthy and respectful . Much like our relationship with lo mein. But as with noodles, sometimes our encounters with adverbs grow more frequent and less justified (it’s not like there’s a secret prize in every carton of house special lo mein). Just like our fleeting flirtation with “looked” and on-again, off-again romance with “could see”, we need to re-evaluate our reliance on those lovely “-ly” endings. But we won’t give them up. Ever. We are not crazy radicals here (neither is the author of the article linked to below). Article in defense of the adverb via

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