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  1. Lenka's Avatar

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    adverb vs. adjective

    It's called differently.

    Is the previous sentence right or should I use an adjective (different)?

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    Re: adverb vs. adjective

    Quote Originally Posted by Lenka View Post
    It's called differently.

    Is the previous sentence right or should I use an adjective (different)?
    That depends on the context. Can you give us more?

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    Re: adverb vs. adjective

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    That depends on the context. Can you give us more?
    Really? Does it mean that once I can use the adjective and the other time I can use the adverb?


    I can't think up any other context but the following:
    "The phenomenon of two words with the same meaning is called synonymity, isn't it? Or is it called DIFFERENT(LY)?"

    (I know it's synonymity. :))

    Could you correct the mistakes I made in my English, please? I am not sure about some sentences I've used...

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    Re: adverb vs. adjective

    Quote Originally Posted by Lenka View Post
    Really? Does it mean that once I can use the adjective and the other time I can use the adverb?


    I can't think up any other context but the following:
    "The phenomenon of two words with the same meaning is called synonymity, isn't it? Or is it called DIFFERENT(LY)?"

    (I know it's synonymity. :))

    Could you correct the mistakes I made in my English, please? I am not sure about some sentences I've used...
    Different and differently are not synonyms; they are not even the same part of speech.

    When I asked you about context, I am asking what you are trying to say.

    Bob and John called their cows differently. (in a different way)
    We don't call this design unique; we call it different. (unlike the other)

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    Post Re: adverb vs. adjective

    Quote Originally Posted by Lenka View Post
    Really? Does it mean that once I can use the adjective and the other time I can use the adverb?


    I can't think up any other context but the following:
    "The phenomenon of two words with the same meaning is called synonymity, isn't it? Or is it called DIFFERENT(LY)?"

    (I know it's synonymity. :))

    Could you correct the mistakes I made in my English, please? I am not sure about some sentences I've used...
    Say:
    "The phenomenon of two words with the same meaning is called synonymity, isn't it? Or is it called something else?"
    (No word really means anything outside of context, and neither does a sentence.)



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    Re: adverb vs. adjective

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    Different and differently are not synonyms; they are not even the same part of speech.

    When I asked you about context, I am asking what you are trying to say.

    Bob and John called their cows differently. (in a different way)
    We don't call this design unique; we call it different. (unlike the other)
    You mean that different is ( adjective ) as description, and differently is ( adverb ) manner or way . !

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    Re: adverb vs. adjective

    Quote Originally Posted by Kopite32 View Post
    You mean that different is ( adjective ) as description, and differently is ( adverb ) manner or way . !
    Exactly!

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    Re: adverb vs. adjective

    I don't see the difference... I am too stupid, probably .

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    Re: adverb vs. adjective

    "I don't see the difference" = I can't tell what the difference is.
    "We see things differently" = We have different points of view.
    Does that help a little?


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    Re: adverb vs. adjective

    Quote Originally Posted by Kopite32 View Post
    You mean that different is ( adjective ) as description, and differently is ( adverb ) manner or way . !
    There is a tendency to use adjectives as adverbs in spoken language because most adverbs end in -ly which is in a way long for our fast modern society. In some languages as in German there is no difference between adjective and adverb in form.

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