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    hispanic adj or adv

    Can the word ''Hispanic" be used as an adverb?

    "Does the name Columbia sound hispanic?" OK?
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    Re: hispanic adj or adv

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    Can the word ''hispanic" be used as an adverb?

    "Does the name Columbia sound hispanic?" OK?
    Unless I'm very much mistaken, it should be Hispanic and no, it's an adjective. It could only be an adverb if we could say "She did it Hispanically!" which we don't.

    There's nothing wong with "Does the name Columbia sound Hispanic?" but it's still an adjective.

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    Re: hispanic adj or adv

    We use adjectives, not adverbs after verbs such as be, seem, become, get, grow, remain, stay, keep, appear, sound, look, smell, feel, and taste, when they are used as link verbs.

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