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    Should I use adjective or adverb?

    The study research reveals startling proofs of constant changing seafloor that [...]
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    I thought ''changing'' was a noun, but my answer paper says it is participle, which demand an adverb modifier. Could anyone explain why? Thank you.

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    Re: Should I use adjective or adverb?

    If you are describing an action, then use an adverb. How is it changing? It is changing constantly.

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    Re: Should I use adjective or adverb?

    May I use constant if ''changing'' is an adjective?

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    Re: Should I use adjective or adverb?

    Quote Originally Posted by GuilhermeRM View Post
    May I use constant if ''changing'' is an adjective?
    No. the adverb constantly would be used to modify an adjective.

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