Results 1 to 10 of 10
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Tagalog
      • Home Country:
      • Philippines
      • Current Location:
      • Philippines

    • Join Date: Mar 2006
    • Posts: 113
    #1

    Teacher, need help..

    Good day teachers!

    Could you please check my sentence?
    A beautifully honest girl

    Is it correct to use beautifully?
    thank you so much!


    • Join Date: Apr 2006
    • Posts: 9
    #2

    Re: Teacher, need help..

    Hi,

    If u use Beautifully honest girl. the word "Beautiful" refers to the Honest. If u want to refer the girl as beautiful. Then you should write it as "The Beautiful honesty girl".

    Correct me If I'm wrong.

    Bye


    • Join Date: Apr 2006
    • Posts: 3
    #3

    Re: Teacher, need help..

    Quote Originally Posted by chattogokul
    Hi,
    If u use Beautifully honest girl. the word "Beautiful" refers to the Honest. If u want to refer the girl as beautiful. Then you should write it as "The Beautiful honesty girl".
    Correct me If I'm wrong.
    Bye

    i believe it's true.

  1. queenbu's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Maltese
      • Home Country:
      • Malta
      • Current Location:
      • Italy

    • Join Date: Mar 2006
    • Posts: 1,031
    #4

    Re: Teacher, need help..

    A beautiful honest girl.
    Also A beautiful and honest girl.-And is common when we are 'piling up' favourable or unfavourable descriptions.e.g.You're a good and generous person.She's an intelligent and strong-minded woman.(Michael Swan-Practical English Usage)

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Tagalog
      • Home Country:
      • Philippines
      • Current Location:
      • Philippines

    • Join Date: Mar 2006
    • Posts: 113
    #5

    Re: Teacher, need help..

    Thank you but I'm confused a little..
    Pls check this "A beautifull white flower"
    thank you!

  2. queenbu's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Maltese
      • Home Country:
      • Malta
      • Current Location:
      • Italy

    • Join Date: Mar 2006
    • Posts: 1,031
    #6

    Re: Teacher, need help..

    Yes ,that's OK.Beautiful is written with one 'l'

  3. Casiopea's Avatar

    • Join Date: Sep 2003
    • Posts: 12,970
    #7

    Re: Teacher, need help..

    Quote Originally Posted by smelvanzq
    A beautifully honest girl

    Is it correct to use beautifully?
    Well, 'beautifully' is an adverb, so if we use it to modify 'honest', it means that the girl's honesty is beautiful, which, in a rather poetically descriptive way, is quite acceptable. But is that the meaning you're after? If not, I agree that you should use this structure, "beautiful and honest girl". There's also, "She's honestly a beautiful girl", which means, Truthfully, she's beautiful.

    All the best.

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Tagalog
      • Home Country:
      • Philippines
      • Current Location:
      • Philippines

    • Join Date: Mar 2006
    • Posts: 113
    #8

    Re: Teacher, need help..

    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
    Well, 'beautifully' is an adverb, so if we use it to modify 'honest', it means that the girl's honesty is beautiful, which, in a rather poetically descriptive way, is quite acceptable. But is that the meaning you're after? If not, I agree that you should use this structure, "beautiful and honest girl". There's also, "She's honestly a beautiful girl", which means, Truthfully, she's beautiful.
    All the best.
    OIC! What I want to say is a girl which is beautiful and honest.. I should have used "beautiful and honest girl"

    Thank you so much to all!


    • Join Date: Apr 2006
    • Posts: 124
    #9

    Smile Re: Teacher, need help..

    There is an order to use adjectives.
    Look at this Adjective phrase.

    A(the) beautiful large round old white korean wooden writing desk

    As you can see, after those determiners ( a, the, my, his, this, that..), many kinds of adjectives follow.
    adjectives of subjective evaluation (poor, pretty, kind, beautiful, honest..)
    " of size ( big, littl, large, small....)
    " of shape or condition (round, square, oblong, chipped..)
    " of age (old, young..)
    " of color ( pink, yellow..)
    " of origin (French, Korean, Chinese..)
    " of material (plastic, wooden, porcelain..)
    " derived from noun or ~ing (writing, jogging, medicla...)

    when you use more than one of the same kind adjectives, you should insert 'and' between adjectives. However, if adjectives are not in the same category, they are just used according to the order above without 'and'.

    As a NNS, I cannot help but to remember this rule. It's not quite easy, but more that 4 different types of adjectives are not used especially at one time, so I think I can manage it well soon.

    Hope it helps anyway.
    Last edited by spoon; 03-May-2006 at 16:55.

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Tagalog
      • Home Country:
      • Philippines
      • Current Location:
      • Philippines

    • Join Date: Mar 2006
    • Posts: 113
    #10

    Re: Teacher, need help..

    Thank you so much! it helped a lot!

Similar Threads

  1. Please Help: ESL Teacher and Bilingual Ed Teacher
    By teachermrswan in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 01-Oct-2005, 08:50
  2. ESL Teacher Kathy Mellor Named as Teacher of the Year
    By Red5 in forum General Language Discussions
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 22-Apr-2004, 00:15

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •