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    Adverb + Gerund

    Hello,
    I have this question.
    Normally, I would use an adverb for things like that:

    I reloaded my weapon quickly before I ran around the corner.

    But what if I would make a gerund of the reloaded?
    After quick(ly?) reloading my weapon I ran around the corner.
    After reloading my weapon quick(ly) I ran around the corner.

    (I'm not sure about the correct position of the adverb...)

    The question is:
    Do I have to use an adverb for the reloading which is usually reloaded?

    P.S. Sorry for the stupid examples, I'm an online gamer...

    Greets

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    Re: Adverb + Gerund

    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare85 View Post
    Hello,
    I have this question.
    Normally, I would use an adverb for things like that:

    I reloaded my weapon quickly before I ran around the corner.

    But what if I would make a gerund of the reloaded?
    After quick(ly?) reloading my weapon I ran around the corner.
    After reloading my weapon quick(ly) I ran around the corner.

    (I'm not sure about the correct position of the adverb...)

    The question is:
    Do I have to use an adverb for the reloading which is usually reloaded?

    P.S. Sorry for the stupid examples, I'm an online gamer...

    Greets
    "After quickly reloading my weapon...." is correct.

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    Re: Adverb + Gerund

    Thank you for your reply and the reply in the other thread.

    I guess this means I always have to use adverbs for substantives which are original verbs.

    Driving carefully is an important thing.
    and so on.

    Okay, thank you!

    Greets


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    Re: Adverb + Gerund

    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare85 View Post
    Hello,
    I have this question.
    Normally, I would use an adverb for things like that:

    I reloaded my weapon quickly before I ran around the corner.

    But what if I would make a gerund of the reloaded?
    After quick(ly?) reloading my weapon I ran around the corner.
    After reloading my weapon quick(ly) I ran around the corner.
    (I'm not sure about the correct position of the adverb...)

    The question is:
    Do I have to use an adverb for the reloading which is usually reloaded?

    P.S. Sorry for the stupid examples, I'm an online gamer...

    Greets
    After quick(ly?) reloading my weapon I ran around the corner. < This is correct. Use "quickly".

    After reloading my weapon quick(ly) I ran around the corner. < I would keep "quickly" before "reloading". That's the most usual placement. However, adverb placement can be unpredictable in spoken language, and it wouldn't surprise me to hear "quickly" after weapon, or a similar such placement of the adverb "quickly".

    No, it's not necessary to use an adverb with "reloading". "Reloading" is part of an adverb phrase, reduced from "after I reloaded", of course. There's no grammar rule which states we have to modify an adverb phrase with an adverb.


    It looks like you're doing well with this grammar. Post any follow-up questions you might have.


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