1. What does "solid base" mean here? A base without holes or spaces? And in relation to the whole sentence, is the writer describing some with four legs, a solid base, or wheels separately or as one thing?
2.Why isn't it "securely" instead of "secure"? Does it mean "hold the paper and, as a result, make it secure"?
gu47)Professional artists tend to identify this as one of the most important pieces of equipment in their studio. Most versions of this come in the form of a tripod, with three legs supporting the work surface. However, there are different styles of this as well, including some with four legs, a solid base, or wheels on the bottom of the legs for easy movement. Its purpose is to hold a piece of drawing paper secure and at an appropriate angle while you work on it...
If "securely" can be also used, is this "secure" used as a result or an adverb here? I mean if it means the result was "secure" or "hold something securely"? If it works as an adverb, can a adjective also function as an adverb?
to hold a piece of drawing paper secure
Last edited by 5jj; 21-Jan-2013 at 10:55. Reason: typo
You mean like this?
1. He held me tight - He definitely held in a tight state - the result was tight.
2. He held me tightly - He was trying to hold me in a tight state, but it might or might not have failed.