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    Question 'modest' or 'modestly'

    Hi
    Was hoping someone could give me their opinion on this.

    Which of these two would you use, and is there a grammatical difference as to why you chose one over the other, or is it a british / american english usuage difference?

    She lived in a modest furnished aparment.

    She lived in a modestly furnished apartment.

    Any advice is appreciated.

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    Re: 'modest' or 'modestly'

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    She lived in a modest furnished apartment. -- The apartment and all its appurtences are modest. Both adjectives modify apartment.

    She lived in a modestly furnished apartment. -- only the furnishings are modest. The adverb modestly modifies the adjective furnished.
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