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    #1

    schemingly

    Does this adverb exsist? I've looked it up in a number of dictionaries and couldn't find it there.

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    #2

    Re: schemingly

    As in "in a scheming manner"? I don't think I've ever seen it.
    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: schemingly

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    As in "in a scheming manner"? I don't think I've ever seen it.
    Yes. Could not find it.

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    Re: schemingly

    'Schemingly - does this word exist?' is an odd question to answer.

    You've just typed it and I'm looking at it on my screen so it clearly exists.

    The fact that you can't find a word in several dictionaries tells you that it's not in common use and you'd be wise to find an alternative.

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    Re: schemingly

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    'Schemingly - does this word exist?' is an odd question to answer.

    You've just typed it and I'm looking at it on my screen so it clearly exists.

    The fact that you can't find a word in several dictionaries tells you that it's not in common use and you'd be wise to find an alternative.

    Rover
    The reason asked this question was that I couldn't find it four dictionaries.(Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary,Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary,Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English and Cambridge Dictionary of American English). I thought somebody mistyped it.
    Last edited by ostap77; 22-Oct-2010 at 15:04.

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