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THE DEATH OF PROPER ENGLISH

Some say that the adverb is dying or already dead. An adverb modifies a verb or gives it character amplifies or gives further explanation. Oh how we miss the great writers of the 40′s who walked briskly, replied coolly or admitted proudly… NOT TODAY… Now it is…it was drawn beautiful, the game was played perfect, we wanted to win bad. We do not believe in the death of the adverb but the death of the well written or spoken English! If you do not want to use the adverb (ly) then more accurately describe the verb. Instead of he spoke soft say he was soft spoken or a spoke with a soft voice. There is no excuse for such poor English on TV, Radio, Movies, and worse yet Newspapers and Magazines who are supposed to have real editors. In the least it is just laziness or mostly ignorance. Oh, and please do not get me started on mispronunciations by newsreaders and also celebs.  Even Bill O’Reilly blew one the other day when trying to get listeners to learn a new word. Come on educators get with it!    – Patriot Writer

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