- Hello everyone, and welcome back to English With Lucy. Today, I've got an important lesson for you about the three words you should never, ever say or use in English.
This lesson is going to help you improve all aspects of your English, but in particular, your vocabulary and your writing.
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The first word that you should never, ever say or write in English is, dare I even say it? It's very.
Now, I've spoken about this horrible little word before. But I think it's essential that you understand why you should never use it. Especially when writing, and God forbid, in essays and exams.
Very is a very weak word. See what I did there. It doesn't communicate enough information, and in my opinion it's one of the most useless words in the English language.
All it does is magnify another word. So how can you avoid using it, and what should you say instead, if anything.
I'm going to give you some options, and I'm going to give you loads of vocabulary that you can use that will make you sound like a total pro, short for professional.