I was hoping if anyone could possibly help me find the right adverb in the following sentence. What I mean to say is, the result we got was against all expectations.
They tried to help but it resulted...
Is there any way to follow this verb using the appropriate adverb meaning 'the opposite'? If not, how would you express such a point in the normal used in everyday English?
Last edited by Mehrgan; 05-Nov-2013 at 00:42.
"The result we got was contrary to expectations"
*"It resulted contrarily to expectations." What did? You can't say the result resulted.
So, there's an adverb meaning 'opposite'. Now you have to make the other components work.