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    adverb and adjective. ..

    people usually say "adv" is to describe a "verb" while "adj" is to describe "none"


    due to the presently available anthropological data it would certainly appear that humans are the most "advanced" of the primates! ( how about this? adv + adj? ??)

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    Re: adverb and adjective. ..

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    people usually say "adv" is to describe a "verb" while "adj" is to describe "none"
    I have no idea what you mean by this, Endeavor.


    'the presently available anthropological data' -- presently is an adverb modifying the adjective available, and available is an adjective modifying the noun data.
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    Re: adverb and adjective. ..

    Quote Originally Posted by endeavor6636 View Post
    people usually say "adv" is to describe a "verb" while "adj" is to describe "none"
    due to the presently available anthropological data it would certainly appear that humans are the most "advanced" of the primates! ( how about this? adv + adj? ??)
    Hi Endeavour

    Your sentence is correct. The verb is elliptic here:

    "Due to anthropological data -which are now[presently] available- it would certainly appear that......."
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    It would certainly appear that humans are the most "advanced" of the primates due to the anthropological data which are presently available .




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    Re: adverb and adjective. ..

    oh, i typed it wrong.


    i mean: adjective is usually to describe a " noun" while adverb is to describe a "verb"

    ex:i have done it correctly. (adverb- " correctly" describe the verb
    "done")
    a correct answer. (adjective " correct" describe the noun "answer" )

    but in the sentence, it appear adv and adj at the same time
    what was the word "presently" describing in the sentence, i didn't see any verb in it.

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    Re: adverb and adjective. ..

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    Basically, an adjective modifies a noun, while an adverb modifies a verb or an adjective or another adverb.
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