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    Question "Relaxingly". Does this word exist?

    First of all thank you for your attention.

    My doubt comes from my English test, so here it goes:

    We were asked to rewrite the sentences without using the underlined words, any changes could be made, as long as the original meaning prevailed.
    Take a look at one of the sentences we were supposed to rewrite:

    "Your days are full of excitement while also relaxing and uncomplicated".

    I wrote this: "Your days are full of exciting moments while also relaxingly uncomplicated".

    The teacher said "relaxingly" doesn't exist, I must admit, I was in doubt when I wrote it, but I wanted to "test" if it really existed or not (it seems it doesn't), but checking never harms. What do you guys think? Doest it exist? If it exists, did I use it correctly?

    I thought relaxing was an adjective and relaxingly an adverb.

    Thanks
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    Re: "Relaxingly". Does this word exist?

    No, I don't think so, though "relaxedly" does: Relaxed - Definition and More from the Free Merriam-Webster Dictionary
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: "Relaxingly". Does this word exist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    No, I don't think so, though "relaxedly" does: Can't quote links
    Are you sure ?

    Though it seems strange that when I google "relaxingly" some results show up, and they don't appear to be wrong...

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    Re: "Relaxingly". Does this word exist?

    up =]

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    Re: "Relaxingly". Does this word exist?

    Quote Originally Posted by FelipeRRM View Post
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    "Relaxingly" doesn't exist, Barb is right the adverb is "relaxedly"

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    Re: "Relaxingly". Does this word exist?

    - Not a teacher -

    I haven't figured it out why "increasingly" is OK while "relaxingly" not.

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    Re: "Relaxingly". Does this word exist?

    Thanks for posting, helpful

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    Re: "Relaxingly". Does this word exist?

    *** NOT A TEACHER ***


    Quote Originally Posted by FelipeRRM View Post
    Though it seems strange that when I google "relaxingly" some results show up...
    There are 79 900 exact matches So I wouldn't say that this word doesn't exist. It might be something like, for example, "unkaputtbar" in German. Officially it doesn't exist, but everybody understands it.
    Maybe in a couple of years it will be commonly used.

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    Re: "Relaxingly". Does this word exist?

    Thank you guys.

    The teacher took me away 0.2 points because of this, otherwise it would have been 100% =D

    Thanks again.

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    Re: "Relaxingly". Does this word exist?

    Quote Originally Posted by ~Mav~ View Post
    *** NOT A TEACHER ***



    There are 79 900 exact matches So I wouldn't say that this word doesn't exist. It might be something like, for example, "unkaputtbar" in German. Officially it doesn't exist, but everybody understands it.
    Maybe in a couple of years it will be commonly used.
    Over 1,000 occurences more (81,200) since yesterday on Google. Does this forum contribute to that?

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