I hope you can help me!
I was teaching adverbs of manner and a student asked me if there was a form to say old as an adverb of manner. I answered that he could say anciently, but he told me that he asked me about old.
In fact, I have looked for old as an adverb, but I haven't found it.
Is there an adverb of manner for old?
Thanks a lot.
Last edited by banderas; 22-May-2008 at 04:09. Reason: typo
Incidentally (and people easily bored by reflections on foreign languages can move on now) this sort of paraphrase is the reason why so many recipes (French and Italian ones spring to mind, but I'm sure there are others) use a feminine adjective although the noun is masculine - boeuf bouguignonne, for example. People who know a little (but not quite enough) French try to make the noun and the adjective agree, and (mistakenly) say *bourguignon. But the boeuf is cooked '[dans la manière] bourgignonne' ('Burgundy- fashion/style'? - I'm not sure off-hand of the exact geographical reference of bourgignonne).
- rambling again