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Should You Really Cut Adverbs From Your Writing?

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Author Stephen King’s book On Writing is an excellent guide to the craft. In it, he warns that “the road to hell is paved with adverbs.” Much other writing advice also says to cut adverbs, and even adjectives. But is that truly good advice? Grant and Martha don’t think so. Also, check outthe work of Oliver Kamm, grammar columnist for the Times of London, who has found hypocrisy all over the place when it comes to writing advice. This is part of a complete episode.

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