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INSTEAD OF “VERY”

4 years ago
Have you ever wished you could express yourself in English more accurately?

Here is an easy way to improve your fluency and start beating that frustration you feel sometimes, when you are trying to express the intensity of something but “very” just isn’t enough. Instead of very something, try using one of these words next time you are describing a place, a situation, a person, a feeling, or whatever it is that you are trying to describe. Write some sentences using these, and start using them when you speak:

Very loud----------------------------------------deafening
Very often---------------------------------------frequently
Very old------------------------------------------ancient, archaic
Very old-fashioned---------------------------obsolete
Very visible--------------------------------------conspicuous
Very clear----------------------------------------obvious
Very painful-------------------------------------excruciating
Very pale-----------------------------------------ashen
Very perfect-------------------------------------flawless
Very poor----------------------------------------destitute
Very powerful----------------------------------compelling
Very pretty--------------------------------------gorgeous
Very quick---------------------------------------rapid
Very quiet---------------------------------------hushed
Very rainy---------------------------------------pouring
Very rich-----------------------------------------wealthy
Very sad-----------------------------------------sorrowful
Very scared------------------------------------petrified
Very scary--------------------------------------chilling
Very serious-----------------------------------grave, stern
Very shiny--------------------------------------gleaming
Very short--------------------------------------brief
Very shy-----------------------------------------timid
Very simple------------------------------------basic
Very good--------------------------------------outstanding, excellent, superb, remarkable

Go ahead, write some sentences using these words!