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All seriousness aside, this thread has probably outlived its usefulness.
I'll concede that not all adverbs are bad but, please, let's at least kill
the ones that end in "y" or "ly."
From: Margaritis, Peter [mailto:PMargaritis -at- alldata -dot- net]
Sent: Thursday, February 10, 2000 8:08 AM
Subject: RE: Adverbs, good or evil?
Ah jeez... Let's be polite about it, while
we're at it...
<coming to attention> "G'd evening, sir.
The captain sends you his compliments
and bids me inform you that the building is
ablaze. He suggests that you evacuate
the premise immediately, or certainly
at your earliest convenience."
What ever happened to "FIRE!"
Tech Writer and Part time Writer
Alliance Data Systems
PMargaritis -at- alldata -dot- net
> From: Anthony Markatos[SMTP:tonymar -at- hotmail -dot- com]
> Reply To: Anthony Markatos
> Sent: Wednesday, February 09, 2000 04:21 PM
> To: TECHWR-L
> Subject: RE: Adverbs, good or evil?
> Robert Parker asks:
> Compare the following:
> a) Leave the building.
> b) Leave the burning building immediately.
> Which do YOU think would have better results?
> Tony Markatos responds:
> I kind of like b. Suggestion: leave out 'burning', it does not really
> invoke a response.
> Tony Markatos
> (tonymar -at- hotmail -dot- com)
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