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Or are they redundant? He screamed loudly becomes He screamed.
Is there a better way to write it? He ran quickly becomes He raced.
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She ran quickly becomes She sprinted. When appropriate, revise or delete adverbs. You do not need to remove every adverb, but limiting them approximately one to every words will strengthen your writing.
Writers often use adjectives to beef up their nouns.
Instead, use stronger nouns. A difficult problem becomes a quandary.
A huge hill becomes a mountain. Look for a single word or short phrase followed by a comma.
These include because of this, in fact, first, last, hopefully, to be frank, quite frankly and in conclusion. Highlight the words or phrases, then read the sentences without them.]