Sometimes you stumble across something and you think, “That awesomeness needs more eyeballs on it!” That’s what we thought when we saw Andrew’s AdverbLess infographic. As you know from reading this blog, I’m a fan of adverbs myself. However, I completely concur with Andrew that you have to know how to use them. And that they often make your writing less compelling. Andrew’s tips will help make your writing wowerful!
No matter why you write, whether for business or a personal hobby, it’s important to produce content that is both interesting, and high-quality. To grab your readers’ attention, your text should be relevant to their interests and depict some useful tips and hints. Plus, it should be without mistakes.
Obviously, who wants to read a mediocre article? No one.
Well, writers can make different mistakes (spelling, grammar, punctuation, etc.). Thus, a good writer tries to edit and proofread texts before publishing, and sometimes it’s hard to eliminate your mistakes, so using tools and apps is important.
To strengthen your prose, you need to be sure that every sentence is informative and makes sense, so being careful about using adverbs is a must.
What’s Wrong with Adverbs
An adverb is an important part of speech as it modifies verbs, adjectives, adverbs, and quantities. Adverbs may describe how, when, or where something happened and help readers understand the context completely. Although nouns and verbs give color to your writing, adverbs can make your prose better, but most writers don’t know how to use them.
Moreover, most people misuse adverbs and, therefore, make their prose weaker: most adverbs can be removed if you know how to find a more precise and descriptive verb/adjective/adverb.
One day, I decided to craft a tool to help people highlight their adverbs. The fewer adverbs you have, the better your writing is, and AdverbLess is ready to help you with it.
AdverbLess is a tool that is aimed at highlighting adverbs, so you can control adverb density and quantity. I’ve crafted a user-friendly website, so there is no need to write a guide on how to use it – just enter your script and press the button.
Plus, I’ve made an infographic about the usage of the adverbs in the English language, so you can learn something new from it.
Next time you need to analyze your adverbs, pay attention to this infographic to understand core pros and cons of using this part of speech in your writing.
How AdverbLess Helps Writers
Although this tool is simple, it can improve writing skills if you use it correctly. It’s not enough to paste the text to polish your skills. However, if you are careful about every highlighted adverb and you know whether it is worth removing or not, you can learn how to use the adverbs correctly in order not to weaken your prose. Little by little, AdverbLess helps writers become more attentive about using this part of speech.
An adverb is a part of speech which is misused more often than not, so it’s important to learn all tricks about its usage. Don’t turn your solid ideas into mediocre writing: eradicate adverbs and become a better writer.
Learn how to use the adverbs
- don’t weaken your prose with the adverbs
- double check the text to find the adverbs to remove
- use AdverbLess for free
- revise your text several times
Have you ever thought about the role of the adverbs in your writing?
Andrew Howe is fond of writing, marketing, and languages. He runs AdverbLess as he believes this tool can help to improve writing skills.