Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1
    anhnha's Avatar
    anhnha is offline Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Vietnamese
      • Home Country:
      • Vietnam
      • Current Location:
      • Vietnam
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Posts
    455
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default becomes cost competitive...Is "cost" used as an adverb here?

    However, the satellite system only becomes cost competitive with microwave radio and optical fiber systems when the distance is large (e.g., greater than 500 km).
    Is "cost" used as an adverb here? Is it correct?

  2. #2
    hombre viejo is offline Newbie
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Interested in Language
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Posts
    23
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: becomes cost competitive...Is "cost" used as an adverb here?

    *NOT A TEACHER*

    It isn't an adverb in this context. It modifies "competetive" by telling us in what sense the satellite system becomes competitive. I call it an adjective, although some might choose to call "cost competitive" a compound noun.

Similar Threads

  1. [Grammar] The word 'cost' as an adverb?
    By Ferdie11 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 28-Jul-2010, 13:17
  2. "TO COST ONES EYE..." Brazilian Idiom...
    By Unregistered in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 15-Jan-2008, 01:24
  3. "Price" or "cost" ... or both?
    By Nordic Bill in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 04-Jan-2007, 05:55
  4. What is "a cost-living raise"?
    By japanjapan in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 21-Nov-2004, 18:52

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •