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    Question Babies often speak using simply words and phrases

    Hello, thanks for answering.

    I had this sentence as an exercise, to mark it as correct or incorrect: "Babies often speak using simply words and phrases". The teacher said that "simply" should be replaced with "simple". My question id the following: Could "simply" also be OK, like an adverb modifying "speak"?

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    Re: Babies often speak using simply words and phrases

    No. "Simply" is trying to modify "words" which is a noun. Use "simple".

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    Re: Babies often speak using simply words and phrases

    "Simply" could be an adverb modifying the verb "using".

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    Re: Babies often speak using simply words and phrases

    Then I would place "simply" before the verb.

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    Re: Babies often speak using simply words and phrases

    Babies don't speak.

    'Children learning to talk use simple words and phrases.'

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