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    In an exercise I've done, I had to complete a table with groups of word, such as: success, succeed, successful, successfully (noun, verb, adjective and adverb). Unfortunately, some words aren't include in dictionaries which I've got (especially some adverbs). Could anyone check my guesses? There is a shortened table:

    noun verb adjective adverb
    disaster doesn't exist disastrous disastrously
    fail fail failing doesn't exist
    exhaust exhaust exhausted exhaustedly

    I don't know how to create a table, so I've coloured the words.


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    Re: n, v, adj, adv

    Your attempts look correct to me.

    Here are two more full lists.


    Shame
    ShameShamefulshamefully

    FrightFrightenFrightfulFrightfully



    I'm not a teacher.



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    #3

    Re: n, v, adj, adv

    And what about failingly?


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    English Language has rules and exceptions. You may get the complete table on some words. You can try these words:

    Noun Verb Adjective Aderb
    sweet sweeten sweet sweetly
    laughter laugh laughing laughingly
    care care caring caringly
    love love loving lovingly

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    Quote Originally Posted by IvanV View Post
    And what about failingly?
    Hardly used, if not at all, right?


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    Hardly used, if not at all, right?
    Seldom used, yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IvanV View Post
    Seldom used, yes.
    What word would you use instead, please?


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    Quote Originally Posted by banderas View Post
    What word would you use instead, please?
    It's not that I'd use another word, than it's more like having no proper context to put the word in. I could come up with several examples with it in, but I don't think it's a good idea to linger on words that are not in use.

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