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    #1

    Do not swim alone

    Is there another adverb in this sentence?

    Do not swim alone in this pool.

    - I think 'alone' is an adverb here, modifying the verb swim. Is it right?
    - There seems to be another adverb in the sentence but I'm unsure which is the word.

    Thank you!

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    #2

    Re: Do not swim alone

    What do you mean by "There seems to be another adverb"? Why do you think that?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Do not swim alone

    This is an adverb exercise. The instruction is to identify the word that the adverb 'alone' modifies.

    Initially, I thought the word 'alone' modifies the verb 'swim'. However, the hint given was that 'alone' in this sentence modifies an adverb.

    I did some searching and read that 'not' is an adverb, which means 'alone' modifies the word 'not' in the sentence. Despite my thinking it through several times, I'm unable to understand how 'alone' modifies 'not' instead of the verb 'swim'.

    I feel so confused

    Thank you for teaching me.

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    #4

    Re: Do not swim alone

    'Alone' clearly modifies 'swim'.

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    Re: Do not swim alone

    I think 'in this pool' is an adverbial prepositional phrase modifying 'swim'.
    I am not a teacher.

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