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Follow-up: Where have all the adverbs gone? And how did they go?

mouthThis came to me by way of the Chicago Manual of Style Facebook feed. I’m not going insane–adverbs are declining, enough so that there’s a whole article in The Guardian from last fall!

Read the article here:

Where have all the adverbs gone? And how did they go?

I’m glad to have found an ally with the writer of the article, Maddie York!

To read my original article addressing this phenomenon, read here.

What do you think? Are adverbs overrated, or ignored?