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    Hello everyone,

    While I was studying the adverbs, I have looked for the adverb of these words but I did not find them. So, do you have an idea about the adverb of these two words “to attain- to indicate”. Is it possible to find some words without adverbs???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ismahan Noura View Post
    Hello everyone,

    While I was studying the adverbs, I have looked for the adverb of these words but I did not find them. So, do you have an idea about the adverb of these two words “to attain- to indicate”. Is it possible to find some words without adverbs???
    I'm not sure you quite understand what an adverb does. It describes how a verb is done. An adverb does not have its base in a verb.

    He does it quickly. (Verb = to do; Adjective from which the adverb is taken = quick; adverb = quickly)

    There are lots of adverbs which could be attached to your given verbs.

    He attained it easily.
    She will attain it quickly.

    He indicated it excitedly.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Well, thank you Sir. But Still I am confused:
    I know that the adjectives of the following verbs are: indicative – attainable ; yet, is there any adverbs for these adjectives??? Can we say : indicatively – attainably ?????

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ismahan Noura;954162/
    I know that the adjectives of the following verbs are: indicative – attainable ; yet, is there any adverbs for these adjectives??? Can we say : indicatively – attainably ?[STRIKE
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    'Indicatively' is noted in some dictionaries, but there is only one citation for it in the Corpus of Contemporary American English. 'Attainably' also has one citation, but I have been unable to find it in any of the dictionaries (over 100) at onelook.com.

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    Thank you so much 5jj , now it is really clear for me.

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