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    Default adverb instead of adjective

    Dear Teacher,

    when do I use adverb instead of adjective ?

    for example : "It is technically sophisticated market"

    They used the adverb and I don't know why they didn't use the adjective

    "technical" instead of "technically"

    one more example: " We sell competitivly priced product"

    again they used the adverb and for my opinion they should have used adjective "Competitive"

    please explain

    Thanks!!!

    rinotg

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    Default Re: adverb instead of adjective

    Because "technically" is an adverb that modifies the adjective "sophisticated," and not the noun "market." And "competitively" is an adverb modifying the adjective/participle "priced," not the noun "market." [Adverbs ending in -ly don't modify nouns.]

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