Grammar GuideVerbsWhy should you not overuse 'feel'?

Why should you not overuse 'feel'?

Why should you not overuse 'feel'?

Try to limit or eliminate altogether your use of the word feel. Rather than tell us how you or your main characters feels, show us with descriptive, fresh words.

Original: Mary feels like Audrey doesn't like her.

Rewrite: The fact that Audrey avoided any contact with her was Mary's first clue that Audrey didn't like her.

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