Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: lazy/very lazy

    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Interested in Language
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • Malaysia
      • Current Location:
      • Malaysia

    • Join Date: Dec 2006
    • Posts: 1,277
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #1

    lazy/very lazy

    Once there was a lazy ant. He was very lazy and played all the time.

    Is it okay to use 'lazy' in the first sentence and 'very lazy' in the second? If not, could you please rephrase the sentences for me?

    Many thanks.



    • Join Date: Apr 2007
    • Posts: 19
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #2

    Re: lazy/very lazy

    for me it sounds correct, i guess that in the second sentence "very" its used to don't sound so repetitive, to don't say again just "lazy".
    so they added the very to sound a bit different.


    • Join Date: Oct 2006
    • Posts: 19,448
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #3

    Re: lazy/very lazy

    Quote Originally Posted by kohyoongliat View Post
    Once there was a lazy ant. He was very lazy and played all the time.

    Is it okay to use 'lazy' in the first sentence and 'very lazy' in the second? If not, could you please rephrase the sentences for me?

    Many thanks.

    Yes - the second use - qualified with "very" - emphasizes the ant's laziness.

    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Interested in Language
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • Malaysia
      • Current Location:
      • Malaysia

    • Join Date: Dec 2006
    • Posts: 1,277
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #4

    Re: lazy/very lazy

    I see. Thanks, Anglika and Miss Fer, for your replies.
    Last edited by kohyoongliat; 03-Jun-2007 at 13:18.


    • Join Date: Apr 2007
    • Posts: 19
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #5

    Re: lazy/very lazy


Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 23-Jun-2006, 06:38

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •