Adverb groups

Adverb groups

Linking multiple adverbs

When two or more adverbs are describing the same process, we generally join them using either a comma or the word 'and'.

How are the adverbs connected in this snippet?

"You don’t have to," I answered instinctively, casually.

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The snippet uses a comma.

Here are a couple of worked example rewrites, one with a comma and one using 'and':

"You don't have to," I answered immediately, luckily.

"You don't have to," I answered quietly and precisely.

Here's a list of adverbs for inspiration/reference
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