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    Default Any 'adverb' for the veb result, please?

    Hi all,


    I was hoping if anyone could possibly help me find the right adverb in the following sentence. What I mean to say is, the result we got was against all expectations.

    They tried to help but it resulted...

    Is there any way to follow this verb using the appropriate adverb meaning 'the opposite'? If not, how would you express such a point in the normal used in everyday English?
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    Default Re: Any 'adverb' for the veb result, please?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mehrgan View Post
    Hi all,


    I was hoping if anyone could posibly help me find the right adverb in the following sentence. What I mean to say is, the result we got was against all expectations.

    They tried to help but it resulted...

    Is there any way to follow this verb using the appropriate adverb meaning 'the opposite'? If not, how would you express such a point in the normal used in everyday English?
    You can't take the subject and make it a verb, then add an adverb to it.
    "The result we got was contrary to expectations"
    *"It resulted contrarily to expectations." What did? You can't say the result resulted.
    So, there's an adverb meaning 'opposite'. Now you have to make the other components work.

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