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    brightly(adjective)Did I use it correctly here?

    When I said,'I want to be with you in journey' He saw me brightly/He smiled brightly.
    Asad gave many toys/gifts to Ahad and, Ahad collected them brightly.
    The day burst out with new emotions for Ali and,Ali welcomed it brightly and happily.
    'I am a good student' Aleena said brightly.'
    She welcomed the guests brightly to celebrate her birthday party/success.
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    Re: brightly(adjective)

    When I said "I want to go with you on a journey', he smiled brightly.

    Asad gave many toys/gifts to Ahad and, Ahad collected them brightly.
    No. Collected them while smiling brightly.

    The day burst out with new emotions (days don't burst) for Ali and,(put a space after all punctuation) Ali welcomed it brightly and happily. Not so good. Happily is enough.

    'I am a good student' Aleena said brightly. OK

    She welcomed the guests brightly to celebrate her birthday party/success. Not really. Welcoming brightly is shaky. Try: She welcomed the guests, wearing a bright smile.

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    Re: brightly(adjective)Did I use it correctly here?

    Quote Originally Posted by moqaddas View Post
    When I said,'I want to be with you in journey' He saw me brightly/He smiled brightly.
    Asad gave many toys/gifts to Ahad and, Ahad collected them brightly.
    The day burst out with new emotions for Ali and,Ali welcomed it brightly and happily.
    'I am a good student' Aleena said brightly.'
    She welcomed the guests brightly to celebrate her birthday party/success.

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****


    Hello, Moqaddas:

    (1) I have read that there are many Englishes. So I guess that using

    "brightly" in your country is part of the English used in your country.

    (2) It is my opinion that the use of "brightly" in your sentences would

    sound rather strange to most Americans.

    (3) By the way, did you accidentally use the word "adjective" in

    the title of your post? As you know, most people would consider

    it an adverb:

    The sun shines brightly every day here. (adverb modifying "shines.")

    The sun is very bright today. (adjective modifying "sun.")


    Sincerely,


    James

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    Re: brightly(adjective)

    I am still learning English so sometimes I make mistakes.

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    Re: brightly(adjective)

    Quote Originally Posted by moqaddas View Post
    I am still learning English so sometimes I make mistakes.

    I am an old man who is still learning English (and it's my only language!).

    And I make mistakes, too -- often!

    As we say, "practice makes perfect." Keep practicing, and your English

    will continue to improve.


    Best of luck.


    James

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