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    Difference between Hungerly and Hungrily

    I wanted to write this sentence: Think Hungerly(Hungrily) everywhere, today, tomorrow, anytime.
    But what is difference between Hungerly and Hungrily and which one should I use?

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    Re: Difference between Hungerly and Hungrily

    Hello, dario_cro.

    I've never come across 'hungerly' in my life, but it does exist: http://www.onelook.com/?w=hungerly&ls=a
    However, it's classified as 'archaic' in this dictionary, for instance: http://www.collinsdictionary.com/dic...glish/hungerly

    I hope those links will be of some help to you.

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    Re: Difference between Hungerly and Hungrily

    I would not suggest using "hungerly" but I also don't know what "Think hungrily" is supposed to mean.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Difference between Hungerly and Hungrily



    "Think hungrily" would mean to think forward, to always want more and do more
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 26-Apr-2014 at 18:15.

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    Re: Difference between Hungerly and Hungrily

    That would not be what I think it means. The phrase is ambiguous.
    Certainly "be hungry for something" means to be ambitious. But "think hungrily" may not convey what you want it to.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Difference between Hungerly and Hungrily

    I know, but if I put it in the right context it would get its true meaning
    Last edited by dario_cro; 26-Apr-2014 at 19:54.

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    Re: Difference between Hungerly and Hungrily

    Context is a thing that is lacking more often than not in this forum.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Difference between Hungerly and Hungrily

    Like I said it should refer to be hungry for success and always to keep pushing forward.
    I just wanted to know which word should I use, I can take care of a context of that sentence on my website ;)
    Thank you all :)

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    Re: Difference between Hungerly and Hungrily

    Quote Originally Posted by dario_cro View Post
    I know, but if I put it in the right context it would get it's true meaning
    Check out the difference between "it's" and "its". You used the wrong one. Also, remember to finish sentences with a single appropriate punctuation mark. We don't end sentences with emoticons or smilies as you did in post #8.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 26-Apr-2014 at 19:12. Reason: Typo - thanks Boris
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Difference between Hungerly and Hungrily

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Check out the difference between "it's" and "its". You used the wrong one. Also, remember to finish sentences with a single appropriate punctuation mark. We don't end sentences with emoticons or smilies as you did in post #6.

    It was post #8
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

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