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128 V̶e̶r̶y̶ ̶G̶o̶o̶d̶ Excellent Alternatives to the Word "Very"

It's easy to fall in a writing rut of using the same ol' modifiers. This list makes it easy to break out, with a few (128, to be exact) suggestions for mixing it up.

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Baihley Grandison is the assistant editor of Writer's Digest and a freelance writer. Follow her on Twitter @baihleyg, where she mostly tweets about writing (Team Oxford Comma!), food (HUMMUS FOR PRESIDENT, PEOPLE), and Random Conversations With Her Mother.

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