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    ".... His work won worldwide recognition with a Nobel Prize and in 1933 he settled permanently in America, where his work continued uninterrupted for the next twenty years"

    One thing to ask, why do we use "uninterrupted" here but not uninterruptedly?

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    In your example ....he settled permanently in America, where his work continued uninterrupted for the next twenty years.

    We use uninterrupted because it was his work that was uninterrupted.

    You could use uninterruptedly like this:

    ....he settled permanently in America, where he continued to work uninterruptedly for the next twenty years.

    In the second case uninterruptedly describes how the work continued.

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    Yeah, his work continued ---> I think continue is a verb, and what follow after a verb is an adjective, except for linking verb... So, I still don't understand why we use uninterrupted here

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    Please help me

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    uninterruptedly is an adverb and an adverb can modify a verb, an adjective, another adverb, a phrase, or a clause. In this case it is modifying the verb.

    uninterrupted is an adjective and an adjective modifies a noun or a pronoun by describing, identifying, or quantifying words. In this case it is modifying the noun "work".

    I hope this helps,

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    So, continue can be a linking verb, isn't it? The same as: turn?

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