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21 Sep 2014 — Literally

 

How would you improve this sentence?

Son returns from military service

I literally had a heart attack when he walked through the door.

 

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1.

I literally had a heart attack when he walked through the door.

2.

I virtually had a heart attack when he walked through the door.

3.

I had a heart attack when he walked through the door.

SOURCES 

Fowler's Modern English Usage. Edited by R. W. Burchfield and H. W. Fowler, revised 3rd ed., Oxford UP, 2004.

Garner, Bryan A. "literally." Garner's Modern American Usage. 3rd ed., Oxford UP, 2009.

———"Tracking the Tide of Language Change." Vocabulary.com. 24 Sep. 2009. Accessed on 20 Sep. 2014,www.vocabulary.com/articles/dictionary/tracking-the-tide-of-language-change.

"literally." Dictionary.com. 2014. . Accessed on 21 Sep. 2014. dictionary.reference.com/browse/literally?s=t.

"literally." ldoceonline.com. 2014 . Accessed on 21 Sep. 2014, www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/literally.

"literally." Merriam-Webster. 2016, merriam-webster.com.