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Many writing guides warn against using adverbs. Although I see how they can be overused or used unnecessarily (when a better verb could replace the verb-adverb pair), I'm far from convinced that adverbs are such villains as the guides make out. In cases where there's no single verb to replace the verb-adverb pair, for example, the adverb adds helpful nuance to the action (or so I tend to think). But maybe I'm missing something. What do you all think about adverb usage?