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    Smile transcend incorrigible

    Hi!

    A verb should be modified by adverb(s). I am wondering why transcend is followed by an adjective --incorrigible in the following sentence I highlight in red.

    (Principal Skinner complained to Bart's father of his mischievous behaviour)

    Skinner: We have transcended incorrigible. I don't think suspension or expulsion will do the trick.

    Could someone please answer this question for me? Thanks!


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    Re: transcend incorrigible

    What he is in fact saying is "Bart has gone beyond being incorrigible". It is in fact the adjective, and not an adverb. It could be written more clearly as "transcended 'incorrigible' ."

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    Smile Re: transcend incorrigible

    Hi Anglika,

    Thank you very much for your help. I've understood.

    Have a good day!
    Last edited by thedaffodils; 07-Sep-2008 at 12:08. Reason: grammatical error

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