"Very" is commonly used when trying to modify an adjective. Forexample, "Our English teacher was very old" or "The very shy boy was very scared to talk to the girl."
In most cases, you could just eliminate "very", and it wouldn't change the essential meaning of the sentence. After all, what is the difference between "scared" and "very scared" or "shy" and "very shy"?
But there is a better way to emphasize adjectives instead of using "very". Use a more specific word. For example, "Our English teacher was ancient" or "The timid boy was petrified to talk to the girl".
It's not wrong to use "very" but for those going deeper into the language, a more specific adjective makes your writing more concise and colourful.🌈
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