Adverb: A much maligned part of speech despised by editors of fiction.
I spend lots of time killing adverbs, striking out adverbs, underlining, circling and crossing out adverbs. I’d be much happier if there were no such thing as the adverb at all. But why?
When used incorrectly, or even when used as intended, adverbs tend to make sentences flabby. A strong verb is easily worth a puny verb with three modifiers.
But aren’t there any good adverbs? There must be some gems hiding among the ‘quickly’s and ‘carefully’s. There must be!
I found a few treasures of awkwardness and/or pure wordly beauty that I’d like to share. Please feel free to use these in a sentence.
via Adverbs List