Here’s a simple example of using emphasis when it isn’t needed:

That is an extremely revolutionary step.

Since “revolutionary” is already extreme, preceding it with the word “extremely” is extra.

Here’s a cleaner and simpler way to express the same thing–and also assure readers that you know what you’re doing:

That is a revolutionary step.

Any comments?


Tara Treasurefield


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I translate foggy information into plain English.
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