Make Your Editor Cry: Adverse, Averse

Make Your Editor Cry:  Adverse, Averse

An “adverse” effect prevents your success or progress toward a goal, while “averse” means something you’re strongly opposed to.

Examples:

Correct:

I just received adverse news from my customer.

I’m not averse to offering her a free trial.

Incorrect:

I just received averse news from my customer.

I’m not adverse to offering her a free trial.

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