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Do not use the intensifier very unnecessarily.

  • It was an excellent (not a very excellent) concert.

In many instances, it is better to choose modifiers such as much, thoroughly or greatly rather than very.

  • The economists employed a thoroughly (not very) empirical approach in their research.

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