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    We may compare the two uses with those of the corresponding adverb

    Similarly, original in the sense of 'not copied' cannot normally be intensified or compared, as in the original manuscript, where it does not refer to a quality and there can be only one original manuscript. On the other hand, if original refers to the quality of the work, meaning 'of a new type', it may be intensified or compared: a more original book. We may compare the two uses with those of the corresponding adverb:

    She always writes
    (1) originally. ['in an original manner'] (2) very originally.

    She came from Cleveland
    (1) originally. ['in the first place'] (2) *very originally.
    (A Comprehensive Grammar of the English Language; Randolph Quirk)

    Have I understood it correctly that it should mean something close to 'We may compare the two uses of original ('not copied' and 'of a new type') with the uses of the corresponding adverb (originally)'.

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    Re: We may compare the two uses with those of the corresponding adverb

    Yes.

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