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    Dear teachers,

    I have two quesitions to ask:

    No.1
    It's going to be fine tomorrow.________.
    a. So is it b. So it is
    'b' is correct. Is that right?

    No.2
    In "How much do you think he earns?" how much is _________ of the sentence.
    a. the adverbial b. the object
    'a' is correct. Is that right?

    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Thank you in advance.
    Jiang

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    No.1
    It's going to be fine tomorrow.________.

    a. So is it <question>
    b. So it is <statement>


    No.2
    In "How much do you think he earns?" how much is _________ of the sentence.

    a. the adverbial
    b. the object

    Ex: I think he earns ______. <object of "earns">

    Note, adverbs modify verbs. Does the phrase "How much", above, modify a verb?

    Adverbs are words that modify (1) verbs, (2) adjectives, and (3) other adverbs. They tell how (manner), when (time), where (place), how much (degree), and why (cause).
    Adverbs that tell us how much modify adjectives or other adverbs. Adverbs that tell how much will come just before the adjectives or adverbs that they modify. These adverbs are also called qualifiers because they strengthen or weaken the words they modify. Examples: He kicked the ball solidly. (how); He kicked the ball immediately. (when); He kicked the ball forward. (where); He kicked the ball too hard. (how much).

    Lessons 166-170 - Parts of the Sentence - Adverbs

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    Re: so

    Hi Soup,

    Thank you very much for your explanation.
    No.2
    I asked so because in my grammar book there is a sentence:

    The book cost eighty cents a copy.
    The explanation reads: "eighty cents a copy" is an adverb. To me the two sentences are the same structure.
    Since you are a native speaker I am sure you are right.

    Jiang

    Quote Originally Posted by Soup View Post
    No.1
    It's going to be fine tomorrow.________.

    a. So is it <question>
    b. So it is <statement>


    No.2
    In "How much do you think he earns?" how much is _________ of the sentence.

    a. the adverbial
    b. the object

    Ex: I think he earns ______. <object of "earns">

    Note, adverbs modify verbs. Does the phrase "How much", above, modify a verb?
    Adverbs are words that modify (1) verbs, (2) adjectives, and (3) other adverbs. They tell how (manner), when (time), where (place), how much (degree), and why (cause).
    Adverbs that tell us how much modify adjectives or other adverbs. Adverbs that tell how much will come just before the adjectives or adverbs that they modify. These adverbs are also called qualifiers because they strengthen or weaken the words they modify. Examples: He kicked the ball solidly. (how); He kicked the ball immediately. (when); He kicked the ball forward. (where); He kicked the ball too hard. (how much).

    Lessons 166-170 - Parts of the Sentence - Adverbs

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    You're most welcome, jiang.

    Ex: The book costs eighty cents a copy.
    The explanation reads: "eighty cents a copy" is an adverb.

    The verb cost is stative in that context, right?

    Consider:

    Ex: It cost me 30 bucks. <ditransitive>
    Ex: It cost [this amount] an arm and a leg. <stative>
    By the way, that I am a native speaker does not, and should not make my answer right. If it's right, it's probably because I'm a teacher.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soup View Post
    By the way, that I am a native speaker does not, and should not make my answer right. If it's right, it's probably because I'm a teacher.
    I'll second that, Soup. I wish there were more people (ie natives) like you to think the same.

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    Hi Soup,

    Could you please explain the meaning of the word "stative"? I can't find it in Cambridge Dictionary Online.

    Quote Originally Posted by Soup View Post
    You're most welcome, jiang.

    Ex: The book costs eighty cents a copy.
    The explanation reads: "eighty cents a copy" is an adverb.

    The verb cost is stative in that context, right?

    Consider:

    Ex: It cost me 30 bucks. <ditransitive>
    Ex: It cost [this amount] an arm and a leg. <stative>
    By the way, that I am a native speaker does not, and should not make my answer right. If it's right, it's probably because I'm a teacher.


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