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    Adverb modifying adjective

    Hello,

    1- I would like to know why someone would say:

    (a)- I want to get my car repaired in closely located shops....

    and not saying:
    (b)- I want to get my car repaired in close shops.

    2- Another example:

    (a)- We regularly receive newly arriving products....
    (b)- We regularly receive new products.

    Is (a) exactly the same as (b) in both examples? Is one of them is wrong, or more correct (or maybe more precise) than the other?

    Thanks!

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    Re: Adverb modifying adjective

    Quote Originally Posted by Fabulous_Learner View Post
    Hello,

    1- I would like to know why someone would say:

    (a)- I want to get my car repaired in closely located shops....

    and not saying:
    (b)- I want to get my car repaired in close shops.

    2- Another example:

    (a)- We regularly receive newly arriving products....
    (b)- We regularly receive new products.

    Is (a) exactly the same as (b) in both examples? Is one of them is wrong, or more correct (or maybe more precise) than the other?

    Thanks!
    1 (a) and (b) are unnatural English.

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    Re: Adverb modifying adjective

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    1 (a) and (b) are unnatural English.
    2(a) is not exactly natural.

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    Re: Adverb modifying adjective

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    2(a) is not exactly natural.
    No, it's not.

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    Re: Adverb modifying adjective

    We might say "I want to get my car repaired in a nearby garage" but not "closely located". In BrE, you don't get your car repaired in a shop. In AmE, I think that when your car is in the repair facility, it can be described as being "in the shop".
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Re: Adverb modifying adjective

    Thanks for your replies!

    For 2 (a), I would like to know why it is not natural to say it. Do you mean that it is not natural to use an adverb in modifying an adjective? or just because of the way it is being said in the sentence context?

    For 1 (a) and (b), nearby is certainly the right keyword. Thanks!

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    Re: Adverb modifying adjective

    The problem is your choice of words and the word order. Of course adverbs can modify adjectives. She was smiling radiently when she accepted her medal. It was a radiently smiling Sarah who accepted her medal for first place.
    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: Adverb modifying adjective

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    She was smiling radiently when she accepted her medal. It was a radiently smiling Sarah who accepted her medal for first place.
    You are posting from your phone again, Barb.

    It's radiantly.

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    Re: Adverb modifying adjective

    Hello,

    Thanks for your replies. I am still wondering why the sentence: "It was a radiantly smiling Sarah who accepted her medal for first place." is natural, and the sentence: "We regularly receive newly arriving products." is not!

    If I want to use this sentence more correctly with an adverb that modifies an adjective, which words can I choose instead of "newly arriving"?

    Thanks!

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    Re: Adverb modifying adjective

    'We regularly receive freshly baked cakes.'

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