Daily Archives: August 26, 2011

The Disappearance of “very”


Is "really" the same as "very"…really?


It seems that nobody ever uses this word anymore; it has been replaced by "really." And we hear everybody peppering their language with "really"…really good, really big, really smart, really cold, really hungry, really really really….


The amazing thing about this disappearance of "very" is that it has several definitions — as an adverb and as an adjective. It's very useful. Or you might even say, really useful.


Why have we replaced it with "really" in our daily discourse?       

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