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    One question about advers and adjectives

    Hello everyone.The question is about the adjectives that and in -ly and specially the adjective ''lovely''.As fas as i know lovely cannot be used to modify verbs because is an adjective but I often read sentence such as : you look lovely ,you play lovely ,you look beautiful.Is those sentence correct?I think they are wrong because they use adjectives to modify verb.I will wait for your answers ,I hope to help me.Thank you very much.

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    Re: One question about advers and adjectives

    You look lovely/beautiful is correct. "You play lovely" is not.

    One can look or sound good (adjective) because the verbs look and sound are just variants of is that describe the state of someone or something. Play on the other hand is a definite action, and so absolutely requires an adverb. You play well, not "play good". A car runs well, not "runs good" -- although, to be fair, "runs good" is an extremely common illiteracy when talking about cars.

    [By the way, please be careful with the forms "are" and "is", and whenever saying them think whether they refer to one thing or to several. Likewise nouns and adjectives. Are those sentences correct? or Is that sentence correct?, not the way you put it. Also I hope you can help me.]

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    Re: One question about advers and adjectives

    Quote Originally Posted by abaka View Post
    You look lovely/beautiful is correct. "You play lovely" is not.

    One can look or sound good (adjective) because the verbs look and sound are just variants of is that describe the state of someone or something. Play on the other hand is a definite action, and so absolutely requires an adverb. You play well, not "play good". A car runs well, not "runs good" -- although, to be fair, "runs good" is an extremely common illiteracy when talking about cars.

    [By the way, please be careful with the forms "are" and "is", and whenever saying them think whether they refer to one thing or to several. Likewise nouns and adjectives. Are those sentences correct? or Is that sentence correct?, not the way you put it. Also I hope you can help me.]
    Thank you so much for the answer and for fixed my mistakes.

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    Re: One question about advers and adjectives

    Quote Originally Posted by merrick999 View Post
    Thank you so much for the answer and for fixing my mistakes.
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