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    adjective vs. adverb

    Which one is correct?

    She smelled as awful as her mother.

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    She smelled as awfully as her mother.

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    #2

    Re: adjective vs. adverb

    Quote Originally Posted by tedi View Post
    Which one is correct? Welcome!

    She smelled as awful as her mother.
    or
    She smelled as awfully as her mother.

    Here "smelled" is a linking verb; it gives information about the subject, so the adjective is correct.

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    Re: adjective vs. adverb

    She smelled awfully nice.

    In THIS sentence, is is an adverb, modifying the adjective, nice.

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    Re: adjective vs. adverb

    Quote Originally Posted by 2006 View Post
    2006
    I once had a dog without a nose.
    He smelled awfully!

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