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  1. ultraviolet

    Simple Grammar

    but literally isn't being used as a synonym for 'very' in this context anyway. I think a lot of people do know what 'literally' means, because a lot of the time if you prod them about it they'll switch to 'actually' or something. Why would someone choose to say 'literally' without knowing what...
  2. ultraviolet

    Simple Grammar

    Honestly? If someone's saying 'I was literally going to kill him' and you know better that they weren't going to actually kill him, they're exaggerating. That's what exaggeration is. "[I was so angry/frustrated/upset/whatever that] I was literally going to kill him" is exaggerating; it's...
  3. ultraviolet

    Simple Grammar

    well they're technically not using it incorrectly; they're exaggerating and you know they're exaggerating, thus there's no ambiguity. you wouldn't get mad at someone saying 'the fish was as big as my car!!' or 'I was this close to punching the guy' would you?
  4. ultraviolet

    Simple Grammar

    Ironically, there's a typo; you've missed out the first 't' in 'punctuation'. Unless this is a spelling I haven't seen before. :| But yeah, this is useful.
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