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    which is usual/usually

    Nurse Johnson acted smarter, which is usual/usually.

    Are both usual and usually correct as the predicative?

    Thank you in advance.

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    Re: which is usual/usually

    Quote Originally Posted by joham View Post
    Nurse Johnson acted smarter, which is usual/usually.

    Are both usual and usually correct as the predicative?

    Thank you in advance.
    "usual" is correct but it's an unnatural sentence.

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    Re: which is usual/usually

    Many thanks, bhai.

    I was reading Bill Bryson's A SHORT HISTORY OF NEARLY EVERYTHING when I came across this construction (I've never seen it before and feel it strange):
    When they failed to sink, which was usually, Navy gunners riddled them with bullets to
    let water in (and, of course, plutonium, uranium, and strontium out).
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    Re: which is usual/usually

    Quote Originally Posted by joham View Post
    Many thanks, bhai.

    I was reading Bill Bryson's A SHORT HISTORY OF NEARLY EVERYTHING when I came across this construction (I've never seen it before and feel it strange):
    When they failed to sink, which was usually, Navy gunners riddled them with bullets to
    let water in (and, of course, plutonium, uranium, and strontium out).
    That's different, it's "when" that makes the difference. Do you understand now?

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    Re: which is usual/usually

    Once again, effort wasted because insufficient context was given at the start.

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    Re: which is usual/usually

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    That's different, it's "when" that makes the difference. Do you understand now?
    Many thanks, bhai. I know what you mean. I've got it.

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