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    adjective/adverb

    I`ve read that we say:I`ll send it to you direct"not directly why? & we say
    "directly he had finished he went out "why is directly used here?

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    Re: adjective/adverb

    Quote Originally Posted by bayan said
    I`ve read that we say:I`ll send it to you direct"not directly why? & we say
    "directly he had finished he went out "why is directly used here?
    As I know the verb "send" is not a linking verb [as "be", "appear", "sound", etc]and we use it with adverbs and not adjectives.
    The correct sentence is: I`ll send it directly to you, or
    I`ll send it to you directly.

    Where have you read or found this sentence ?

    In the second sentence " directly he.....", it might be understood :as soon as he.. or "when he finished, he went out", although it sounds odd to me.

    I haven`t ever found such examples , so I would like to hear some experts` opinions.

    All the best

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