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    usage of this sentence.

    Hello everyone,

    I am utterly confused with this sentence: 'The scenery really was breathtakingly beautiful.'

    Actually, Adverbs are supposed to be using to describe the verb and as intesitfier, but what;s the function of this adverb in this sentence??

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    Re: usage of this sentence.

    Adverbs are also used to modify adjectives – as breathtakingly does here.

    Note that a better title would have been 'breathtakingly beautiful'.

    Thread titles should include all or part of the word/phrase being discussed.


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    Re: usage of this sentence.

    I apologize, but I don't understand modify the adjective??

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    #4

    Re: usage of this sentence.

    Quote Originally Posted by saloom2 View Post
    I apologize, but I don't understand modify the adjective??
    Yes, the adverb adds to the meaning of the adjective.

    An adverb is a word that changes or qualifies the meaning of a verb, adjective, other adverb, clause, sentence or any other word or phrase, except that it does not include the adjectives and determiners that directly modify nouns.
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adverb
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