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    correct word

    The shy boy was sitting at the back of the class quiet / quietly.

    Which word should I use? Or is the sentence wrongly phrased? If so, could you please rephrase it for me?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: correct word

    In this instance, the word "quietly" is an ADVERB -
    The part of speech that modifies a verb, adjective, or other adverb.

    So - how is he sitting ? answer = he is sitting quietly.


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