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    how to live smart

    how to live smart
    in this sentence, what is the word class of 'smart'?
    is it adjective or adverb?
    Its form is adjective, but gramartically, adjective can not be put after 'live'.
    I'm confused about this.
    plz let me know.

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    Re: how to live smart

    Quote Originally Posted by kyungmin View Post
    How to live smart

    In this sentence, what is the word class of 'smart'? Is it an adjective or an adverb?
    Its form is an adjective, but grammartically, an adjective can not cannot be put after 'live'.
    I'm confused about this.
    plz Please let me know.
    Before worrying about what type of word "smart" is in that sentence, please see my amendments to your post in red.

    Your posts on here will be much easier to read if you concentrate on certain aspects of written English. You will get more responses if you:

    1) Capitalise the first word of every sentence.
    2) Use articles.
    3) "Cannot" is all one word.
    4) Please don't use textspeak (plz, thx, u etc) - use complete words.

    As far as your question is concerned, you are right that "to live" would normally be followed by an adverb (as would any other verb). However, stylistically, there are a lot of phrases which don't follow that rule. They tend to be "slogan" style phrases.

    Live smart.
    Eat healthy.
    Buy clever.

    Grammatically, they should be "Live intelligently", "Eat healthily" and "Buy cleverly/intelligently" but they've become recognised in this form instead. I suppose you could say, for example, that "Live in a smart way" has been abbreviated but even so "in a smart way" = "smartly/intelligently".

    My only advice is that some things which don't follow normal grammatical structure are used every day and by many people. That does not mean they should be used by students or learners, especially in work that is to be submitted for marking.

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    Re: how to live smart

    And, to top it all, it's not a sentence. Neither is "How to live smartly."

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    Re: how to live smart

    Quote Originally Posted by kyungmin View Post
    how to live smart
    in this sentence, what is the word class of 'smart'?
    is it adjective or adverb?
    Its form is adjective, but gramartically, adjective can not be put after 'live'.
    I'm confused about this.
    plz let me know.

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    (1) Please remember Apple's famous slogan: Think different.

    (2) Mr. Steve Jobs said that he wanted "different" to be an adjective, such as

    in "Think big,"

    (3) Yes, I believe that we can parse "smart" in your example as an adjective.

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    Re: how to live smart

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    And, to top it all, it's not a sentence. Neither is "How to live smartly."
    That's true, although if it were the title of an article/essay etc it would be acceptable.

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    Re: how to live smart

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    That's true, although if it were the title of an article/essay etc it would be acceptable.
    Yes, but I interpreted
    "how to live smart
    in this sentence, what is the word class of 'smart'?"

    as an implication that the OP, at least, was assuming it was a sentence.

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