“Very” can be seen as a useful word. You can slip it into all sorts of places without too much thought.
Unfortunately, it is also quite a weak word. My first sentence could have been:
“Very” can be seen as a very useful word.
Now obviously that wouldn’t be a sensible way to write, because now I’ve got very twice in the same sentence, but putting that aside:
- The statement is true. It is a very useful word, but
- does it really tell you anything else that was missing from the first sentence?
No, it doesn’t. If you want to intensify, you need a stronger word, not an extra one.
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