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    In the examination

    1) He looked calmly in/during the examination.
    -are there any difference between ‘in and during’ ?
    -‘he looks calmly..’ or ‘he looked calmly..’ ?

    2) What are the meanings of ‘either’, ‘but nor’ and ‘but neither’
    -Give me more examples and descriptions of sentences.

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    Re: In the examination

    Quote Originally Posted by tomolonight View Post
    1) He looked calmly in/during the examination.
    -are there any difference between ‘in and during’ ?
    -‘he looks calmly..’ or ‘he looked calmly..’ ?
    "He looked calm during the exam." You could use "in"
    He may also have looked calmly. But if you're referring to how other people see him, you need to use the adjective.

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    Re: In the examination

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    "He looked calm during the exam." You could use "in"
    He may also have looked calmly. But if you're referring to how other people see him, you need to use the adjective.
    Please give me more examples and explanation. thanks

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    Re: In the examination

    Quote Originally Posted by tomolonight View Post
    Please give me more examples and explanation. thanks
    Hi, tomolonight!

    Well...

    He looked calm.
    It shows your impression of how he looked.
    (look: to appear or seem)

    He looked calmly (at the picure). (or He looked (at the picture) calmly.)
    It means he calmly directed his eyes in order to see the picture.
    (look: to direct your eyes in order to see)

    For your reference, please go to the links:
    Cambridge Dictionaries Online - Cambridge University Press
    Cambridge Dictionaries Online - Cambridge University Press

    I hope it will be some help to you.
    I'm not a native speaker of English, so please forgive me if I'm wrong.

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    Re: In the examination

    Quote Originally Posted by tomolonight View Post
    Please give me more examples and explanation. thanks
    1. "He looked calm" means "He looked as if he was calm". He might not actually have been calm. But he appeared/seemed that way to other people. Other people are doing the looking, not him.
    2. "He looked calmly." Here, he was calm, and he was doing the looking.
    "He looked calmly at his little daughter"

    3. "She looks slow". She looks to other people as if she is slow. She seems slow to other people.
    4. "She looks slowly". She takes her time looking. She is not in a hurry to look. "She looks slowly out of the window"

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