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    Default subject verb agreement violation?

    The shirt fit snug around the neck.

    When I was looking for the proper meaning of snug I came across the above sentence in which snug was used as an adverb. Does the verb fit need to be fits to agree with subject shirt?

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    Default Re: subject verb agreement violation?

    Quote Originally Posted by kiranlegend View Post
    The shirt fit snug around the neck.

    When I was looking for the proper meaning of snug I came across the above sentence in which snug was used as an adverb. Does the verb fit need to be fits to agree with subject shirt?

    also what parts of speech is snug in the phrase 'snug little jacket'?

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    Default Re: subject verb agreement violation?

    'The shirt fit snug(ly) round the neck.' past simple.
    'The shirt fits snugly...' present simple.

    '...snug little jacket.' 'Snug is an adjective describing the jacket, as is 'little.'

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    Default Re: subject verb agreement violation?

    Could we use both snug and snugly in the above sentences? I checked in the dictionary, and both of them can be used as adverbs..

    PS: Is the above bold part correct? or should i replace it with:both of them can be used as an adverb?

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    Default Re: subject verb agreement violation?

    Yes, both of them can be used as adverbs.

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    Default Re: subject verb agreement violation?

    Thanks again. But, how about my question posed in the post-script part of the message?:)

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