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    Default Adjective or adverb

    They had ..... large villages of houses built close together.
    1. beautifully2. beautiful3. beautified4. beauty

    I have problem with this kind of question. I don't learn when we must use adjective before series of adjectives and nouns and when we must use adverb. I thought that "beautiful large villages" would be considered as this form : Quality + size + noun. However it seems that we need adverb here. WHY? please illuminate this tough topic for me a bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Freeguy View Post
    They had ..... large villages of houses built close together.
    1. beautifully2. beautiful3. beautified4. beauty

    I have problem with this kind of question. I don't didn't learn when we must use an adjective before a series of adjectives and nouns and when we must use an adverb. I thought that "beautiful large villages" would be considered as this form : Quality + size + noun. However it seems that we need adverb here. WHY? please illuminate this tough topic for me a bit.

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    Of the four choices, which one(s) would you select?

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    Default Re: Adjective or adverb

    No.2 : beautiful

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    Quote Originally Posted by Freeguy View Post
    No.2 : beautiful
    Yes. This means that the villages were beautiful and large. "Beautifully large" would not work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Freeguy View Post
    They had ..... large villages of houses built close together.
    1. beautifully2. beautiful3. beautified4. beauty

    I have problem with this kind of question. I don't learn when we must use adjective before series of adjectives and nouns and when we must use adverb. I thought that "beautiful large villages" would be considered as this form : Quality + size + noun. However it seems that we need adverb here. WHY? please illuminate this tough topic for me a bit.

    Thanks

    Dear Freeguy,

    As you and Mike said, beautiful is the correct answer.
    In simple words, an adjective describes a noun or noun phrase (for example, "beautiful" and "large" describe the villages of houses). An adverb describes or qualifies an adjective, another adverb, verb, and some other elements.

    In the sentence above the adverb, "beautifully", could be used to describe the beauty of the way in which the houses were arranged:

    They had large villages of houses beautifully built close together.

    Sincerely,
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    The answer key leans against beautifully here. That's why I made up this question. I, personally, went for beautiful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    Yes. This means that the villages were beautiful and large. "Beautifully large" would not work.
    I think "beautifully large" is a possibility. If you consider that the largeness is being done beautifully.

    Consider like a "gloriously sunny day."

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    I think "beautifully large" is a possibility. If you consider that the largeness is being done beautifully.

    Consider like a "gloriously sunny day."
    "Gloriously sunny" works better for me.

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    If I said "beautiful, large" I would include a comma between them.

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    Based on your claims my dear friends these two sentences could be correct :

    1. That was a strikingly convincing argument that the speaker delivered. ( strikingly modifies the adjective "convincing" or " the verb " delivered")
    2. That was a striking convincing argument that the speaker delivered. ( striking modifies the noun " argument" )

    Am I right?

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