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"Two kinglets huddling together were found to redude their heat losses ----------- by a quarter and three together saved a third of their heat.
1)fair noticeable 2)fairly noticale 3)fairly noticeably 4)fair noticeably
I marked 3, but The answer sheet gives 2.I feel 3 is correct, but I didn't find proof that adv. + adv. is possible.Is my feeling wrong?
You are correct. It is reduced, a verb, so it's noticeably. How noticeably? Fairly noticeably.
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.