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    Ann: The LYING isn't sick -- YOU are.

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    I know they're adjectives. Wasn't that the question - whether you had to use an adverb after a verb?
    I take your point about the comma. However, are you claiming that "I lay sick in bed" is ungrammatical?
    Thanks for all the replies guys, but this question was for Ann. You've spoiled the moment. Never mind, we might have learnt something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Ann: The LYING isn't sick -- YOU are.



    Thanks for all the replies guys, but this question was for Ann. You've spoiled the moment. Never mind, we might have learnt something.


    We have learned something. We've learned how to spot linking verbs better. Adjectives follow linking verbs and adverbs follow action verbs. There's no inexplicable "verb phenomena" taking place here. It's just normal linking verb stuff.


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    Quote Originally Posted by PROESL View Post

    We have learned something. We've learned how to spot linking verbs better. Adjectives follow linking verbs and adverbs follow action verbs. There's no inexplicable "verb phenomena" taking place here. It's just normal linking verb stuff.

    Oh, I wasn't disputing the usefulness of your replies, Proesl. Perhaps "we" was the wrong pronoun. Some of us, no doubt, have learnt something, and some of us won't have. The latter would include those who did not integrate the lesson and those who already knew the material.

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