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    Adverbs?

    Hello everybody,

    I've got some questions. Do you use Adjective of Adverb here?

    1) will change very strong / strongly
    2) to treat sb. bad / badly
    3) to take sb. serious / seriously

    thanks for your help


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    Re: Adverbs?

    1) will change very strong / strongly -- I do not think that 'strong' and change' collocate. Try this: change radically
    2) to treat sb. bad / badly
    3) to take sb. serious / seriously

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lh0xktK_FwA -- I liked this song no end when I was younger. See the title. You know what? I still like it.


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    Re: Adverbs?

    thanks for your answer. It's a funny video indeed. ...the good old days...

    if you have time, another question:

    what about speak -
    it is important to speak loud / loudly / clear / clearly....

    I know that there should be an Adverb but "to speak loud" sounds correct.

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    Re: Adverbs?

    Loud and clear are both acceptable as adverbs as well as adjectives, as are loudly and clearly.

    Her voice was loud and clear. (Adjectives describing the voice).
    Make sure you speak out loud and clear. (Adverbs describing the way you will speak out).
    She spoke loudly and clearly so everyone could hear. (Adverbs describing how she spoke.)

    EDIT: I don't mean to say that "loudly" and "clearly" are adjectives - I mean both loud/loudly and clear/clearly can be adverbs.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.


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    Re: Adverbs?

    thanks, makes sense

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