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    #1

    dusty and beautifull(y) place ?

    Why is it "a dusty and beautiful place" and not "a dusty and beautifully place" ?


    • Join Date: Oct 2006
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    #2

    Re: dusty and beautifull(y) place ?

    "Place" is the noun, modified with an adjectives [dusty/beautiful].

    "Beautifully" would suggest that "place" is the verb "to place", in which case the "dusty" makes no sense.


    • Join Date: Oct 2009
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    #3

    Re: dusty and beautifull(y) place ?

    Quote Originally Posted by ph2004 View Post
    Why is it "a dusty and beautiful place" and not "a dusty and beautifully place" ?
    because dust is a noun and becomes an adjective by adding the "-y"
    beautiful already is an adjective and can only get the "-ly" part if it is an adverb. since there is no verb beautiful can never be an adverb.

    eg. a beautiful palace <----> she walks beautifully

    in the first sentence beautiful says something about a noun in the second it defines the verb (says something extra about the verb)

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