#EngVocab: Substitutes of ‘Very’

Heyya, fellas! How was your day? Mine went by so fast I can’t believe it’s dark already.

So, as posted in the poster we shared on Sunday (September 17, 2016), we’ll be talking about how to substitute the word ‘very’ today.

‘Very’ is an intensifier commonly used to strengthen the meaning of other expression and show emphasis.

Not that there’s anything wrong with the word ‘very’… To some, it might be seen as lazy and useless.

As Mark Twain said, …

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Florence King too said, …

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So, without further ado, check out the following list of how you can substitute the word ‘very’.

  1. Very angry – furious.

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  1. Very beautiful – exquisite, gorgeous.

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  1. Very hard – difficult.

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  1. Very clean – spotless.

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  1. Very hard-to-find – rare.

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  1. Very little – tiny.

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  1. Very funny – hilarious.

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  1. Very careful – cautious.

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  1. Very nice – kind.

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  1. Very quick – rapid.

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  1. Very excited – thrilled.

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  1. Very roomy – spacious.

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  1. Very often – frequently.

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  1. Very dirty – squalid, filthy.

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  1. Very rich – wealthy.

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  1. Very clever – brilliant.

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That’s a wrap for today’s session! Don’t forget to use them in your writing, fellas.

Here’s a summary of what we’ve discussed tonight. Feel free to refer to them whenever you need to.

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Compiled and written by @miss_qiak for @EnglishTips4U on Wednesday, September 21, 2016.

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