Re: Re: RARA-AVIS: Elmore Leonard in the NYT

From: abc (
Date: 20 Jul 2001

>>What I want to know is why the hell everybody seems to
have it in for the poor adverb these days? I *like* adverbs. This smacks of part-of-speech discrimination to me.

I'm with James on this one (oops! adverbial phrases!) Stephen King really (oops! an adverb!) lays down the law on adverbs in ON WRITING. But sometimes nothing else will do.

Bill Crider

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