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    Default An adverb modifying a noun or an expression

    Hello,

    I would like to know whether the structure of this sentence is correct, and whether we can enhance it somehow:

    An important feature (or aspect) in our project is the provision of auditing separately from the development.

    Please notice that I place an adverb as a modifier for the expression "the provision of auditing". Is that ok?

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: An adverb modifying a noun or an expression

    I would use "the separate provision" somehow, or "... is the provision of auditing, separate from development". I would also say "An important feature of our project ..."
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    Default Re: An adverb modifying a noun or an expression

    Hello,

    Thanks emsr2d2 for your reply.

    1- If I use "the separate provision of auditing", can I say:
    An important feature of our project is the separate provision of auditing from the development?
    It seems to me that the word "from" lies a bit far from "separate".

    2- If I use "separate from development", I am wondering why you didn't write "separately from development".
    separate is an adjective, and separately is an adverb.

    3- Why did you write "from development" not "from the development". When would the noun be written without the article "the", and when with it?

    Thanks

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    Default Re: An adverb modifying a noun or an expression

    Quote Originally Posted by Fabulous_Learner View Post
    Hello,

    Thanks emsr2d2 for your reply.

    1- If I use "the separate provision of auditing", can I say:
    An important feature of our project is the separate provision of auditing from the development?
    It seems to me that the word "from" lies a bit far from "separate".

    2- If I use "separate from development", I am wondering why you didn't write "separately from development".
    separate is an adjective, and separately is an adverb.

    3- Why did you write "from development" not "from the development". When would the noun be written without the article "the", and when with it?

    Thanks
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