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  1. Dany's Avatar

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    the adjective of polite

    Hello everyone,

    I have a little question. Is the adjective of polite

    1. politely
    2. politly

    I would say, it is the second one, but my books' answer it is politely.


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    Dany :D


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    As far as I know, the first is correct and does look correct to me. Why do you think it looks better without the 'e' ?

    FRC

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    Quote Originally Posted by Francois
    As far as I know, the first is correct and does look correct to me. Why do you think it looks better without the 'e' ?

    FRC
    Because the "e" would not speak. And when the "e" is a soundless one, it would be not use by "ly", is it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dany
    Quote Originally Posted by Francois
    As far as I know, the first is correct and does look correct to me. Why do you think it looks better without the 'e' ?

    FRC
    Because the "e" would not speak. And when the "e" is a soundless one, it would be not use by "ly", is it?
    1- Polite is an adjective. The adverb form is politely.

    2 - It is perfectly possible to add ly after a silent e. See other examples.

    sincere - sincerely
    mere - merely
    bare - barely
    nice - nicely
    trite - tritely

    :wink:


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    As far as I know, e is dropped when I deal with the progressive tense. I don't omit e at the end of an adjective to form its adverb.

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    Re: the adjective of polite

    Quote Originally Posted by Dany
    Because the "e" would not speak.
    Dany :D
    Is every "e" pronounceable in Deutsch? So I guess you might have to manipulate language codes sometimes. 8) :D

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    Re: the adjective of polite

    Thanks for your helps :D

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    Re: the adjective of polite

    Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi
    Quote Originally Posted by Dany
    Because the "e" would not speak.
    Dany :D
    Is every "e" pronounceable in Deutsch? So I guess you might have to manipulate language codes sometimes. 8) :D
    Im deutschen is every "e" at the end of the word pronounceable :wink:

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