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    Adverbs

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    I want to ask about the word "little".
    "little" is adjective,
    its adverb is "little" without any change , am I correct?


    What about "in little"?

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    Re: Adverbs

    Welcome to the forums, 22222

    Quote Originally Posted by 22222 View Post

    I want to ask about the word "little".

    "Little" is an adjective.

    Its adverb is "little" without any change. Am I correct? You are correct.


    What about "in little"?
    To make sense of 'in little' you would have to put it into a sentence.

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    Re: Adverbs

    For example,

    She speaks in little.
    He eats in little.


    I've found it in a book without any examples.
    It is written like this:

    Irregular adverbs:
    fast ــــــــــــــ fast
    good ــــــــــــــ well
    little ــــــــــــــ in little

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    Re: Adverbs

    Which book did you find that in?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Adverbs

    Your examples don't make sense; neither does 'in little' in the book you quote, as 'little' is not an irregular adverb.

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    Re: Adverbs

    Really, I'm very confused.
    I want to know the adverb form of the word "little".

    What does "in little" mean; even if it is not an adverb?

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    Re: Adverbs

    I can't think of any situation in which I would use "in little".

    He eats little = He does not eat much = He only eats small amounts of food.
    She speaks little = She does not speak very much = She speaks infrequently.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #8

    Re: Adverbs

    Thanks

    I've found this:
    –in little : on a small scale; especially : in miniature


    It's from Merriam-Webster's, but without any examples.

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    Re: Adverbs

    Quote Originally Posted by 22222 View Post
    Thanks

    I've found this:
    –in little : on a small scale; especially : in miniature


    It's from Merriam-Webster's, but without any examples.
    "In miniature" is fine. For example, the man in this story makes models of famous London landmarks in miniature.
    Unless it's used in a different variant of English, I have never heard anyone say "He makes models of landmarks in little".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Adverbs

    Quote Originally Posted by 22222 View Post
    Thanks

    I've found this:
    –in little : on a small scale; especially : in miniature


    It's from Merriam-Webster's, but without any examples.
    I found the entry. Another entry I found marked "in little" as archaic. I don't think it is in current use.

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