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Old 08-24-2015, 12:38 AM
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The problem isn't adverbs, but modifiers. As the OP correctly says, not all adverbs are "-ly" words. And in fact adjectives, almost as much as adverbs, often need trimming (particularly when they're intensifiers).
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