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Sometimes our enthusiasm has less of an impact than we think:
➤ I was advised to try the tasting menu, luckily i did, it was amazing, the wine paired exquisitely.
Ending with an adverb means the reader needs to go back to find the modified word. Rephrasing gives the review its impact:
➤ I was advised to try the tasting menu; and glad I was! Not only was the paired wine exquisite, the menu was sensational.
Writing one sentence with multiple ideas is confusing and difficult to read 😕. By using ‘Not only’, we introduce an element of surprise 😯. We can also add impact by removing adverbs and use stronger, more descriptive adjectives 🤓.
The tightened sentence is easier to read and has more impact. 😎