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    hhtt21 is offline Key Member
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    behave peculiarly

    Peculiarly, as an adverb has three different meaning.

    https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/de.../us/peculiarly

    Which of them fit for behave peculiarly? For what situations would you use behave peculiarly. If a decent person starts to behave strangely would you say "He/She started to behave peculiarly."?

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    Re: behave peculiarly

    In my opinion, the adverb "peculiarly" in this case means "in a strange way". Hence, with the verb "behave", it means "to behave in a strange way".

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    Re: behave peculiarly

    Quote Originally Posted by bartoszdebski View Post
    In my opinion, the adverb "peculiarly" in this case means "in a strange way". Hence, with the verb "behave", it means "to behave in a strange way".
    But might there be another cases about to behave peculiarly?

    Thank you.

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    Re: behave peculiarly

    You might want to take a ten-day break from dictionaries. Using other tools to help with your English studies for a while will help you appreciate what these other tools can do for you.
    Last edited by GoesStation; 17-Jun-2017 at 23:33. Reason: Clarification
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    Re: behave peculiarly

    Quote Originally Posted by hhtt21 View Post
    But might there be another cases about to behave peculiarly?
    Yes, but as the meanings spread out, so do the ways of expressing this clearly. There are dozens of meanings of words like set in the dictionary, but most native speakers would use alternatives for many.

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