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    #1

    Smile ask for information

    dear sir in theses sentences
    1)Any minute, federal agents could come
    Blasting through that door.
    here i don't understand why they use ing form in blasting


    2)I'm afraid I never got further than the first five pages of 'Ulysses'.
    here further is adv
    3)It was much further to the town centre than I remembered.
    here is adj(why)
    3)Have you anything further to add?
    here it is adj and adv
    i don't understand how it can adj and adv in the same time
    thank you a lot

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    Re: ask for information

    Hello adel87

    1) blasting through that door is a modifying phrase. It tells us how the agents came through the door.


    2) I never got further; Here further modifies the verb got.

    3) It was much further. Here was is a form of BE, a linking verb. BE verbs take an adjective.

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