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    #1

    Is 'very' needed?

    Jack is very intelligent, (very) hardworking and (very) conscientious.

    Would the meaning be the same if I remove 'very' from the bracketed words?

    Thanks.

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    #2

    Re: Is 'very' needed?

    Not a teacher.

    They prevent ambiguity.

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    #3

    Re: Is 'very' needed?

    I would understand the "very" to distribute to all of the adjectives that follow. The sentence is awfully repetitive with three of them.

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    Re: Is 'very' needed?

    I agree with Dave.

    'Jack is hardworking, conscientious and very intelligent' would be the structure if he was not very hardworking or very conscientious.

    Rover

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