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Not long ago a reviewer of Wilson Follett's Modern American Usage quoted from that book as a sample of its "good advice" a declaration concerning adverbs. "The belief that adverbs should end in -ly is hard to down in the mistaken purist, and one often meets the tone of reprobation about the short forms. A newspaper will comment quizzically on the public authorities that have given outright approval to road-signs like 'Drive Slow.' "

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