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    yoriko520 is offline Junior Member
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    Default pleasant / pleasantly

    She was __________.

    ( pleasant / pleasantly )

    Which answer is more suitable? Explain as well, thanks.

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    Default Re: pleasant / pleasantly

    What do you think?

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    Default Re: pleasant / pleasantly

    I have searched on the dictionary which pleasant means happy.
    If pleasant used for the question, it will mean pleasant was she.
    If pleasantly used, it will mean she felt happily.

    I'd rather to 'pleasantly'. Since I have without the actual answer so I came here. Thanks.

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    Default Re: pleasant / pleasantly

    After a linking verb (like "was") you use an adjective. It is describing the person, not the manner in which she exists ("was").

    "She felt happily" is not good English. She felt happy. She was pleasant.

    You would use the adverb to describe an action verb. She answered the phone pleasantly. Here "pleasantly" describes how she answered.

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    Default Re: pleasant / pleasantly

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: pleasant / pleasantly

    Yoriko, your appreciation is welcome but there is no need to write a new post to say thank you. Simply click on the Like button on any posts you found helpful. It means that we don't have to open the thread again to read your new post and then find that it doesn't include any new information or an additional question.




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