Overuse of "...-ly" adverbs

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Subject: Overuse of "...-ly" adverbs
Posted by:  Hen Hanna (henhan…@gmail.com)
Date: Tue, 1 Aug 2017

(The Five Orange Pips)=20

As Cuvier could correctly describe a whole animal by the contemplation of a=
single bone, so the observer who has thoroughly understood one link in a s=
eries of incidents should be able to accurately state all the other ones, b=
oth before and after.          Page 225=20

        (could)  correctly  (verb)
        (has)  thoroughly  (verb)
        (to)  accurately  (verb)

>>> Most writers know that adverbs, which generally come in 'ly' form (swif=
tly, snidely, nervously), are considered the hallmark of overwritten and la=
zy prose, right? We've all heard this ad nauseam in our writing courses and=
critique groups. <<<

        Is this a new insight?

        Why did nobody tell this to Arthur or Sherlock?  HH

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