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    Adverbs

    Hi everyone,

    can anyone tell me what category of adverbs aren't compared.

    Thank you

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    Re: Adverbs

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    Just as with the adjectives, it is the nongradable ones that normally cannot be compared: uniquely, automatically, singly, etc.
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    Re: Adverbs

    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Micawber View Post
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    Just as with the adjectives, it is the nongradable ones that normally cannot be compared: uniquely, automatically, singly, etc.
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    Hi Mister Micawber,

    thanks for your reply. Would that be true to say that there are more nongradable adverbs (now, today,yet, uniquely, singly,etc.) than those gradable?

    Thank you

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    Re: Adverbs

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    I don't think so. The sorts of nongradables you mention are of a finite set, while the descriptive gradables (beautifully, prettily, handsomely, attractively, cutely, etc) seem to go on forever.

    Just my opinion, though.
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