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    Exclamation Adverbs and verbs help!

    How can I possibly combine these adverbs and verbs?

    QUIETLY HARD SOFTLY SLOWLY FAST CAREFULLY

    WORK work quietly

    STUDY

    WALK

    TALK

    PLAY


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    Re: Adverbs and verbs help!

    WORK quietly/hard/slowly/fast/carefully
    STUDY quietly/hard/ carefully
    WALK quietly/slowly/fast/carefully
    TALK quietly/softly/slowly/fast/carefully
    PLAY quietly/fast/carefully

    are all idiomatic (i.e., OK).

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    Re: Adverbs and verbs help!

    Thank u for answering my question but what do you mean by "they are all idiomatic?"

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    Re: Adverbs and verbs help!

    That means that we do say things that way.

    Sometimes a dictionary will give you a definition that sounds very similiar to another word, but for some reason, we use the second word in a certain situation and NOT the first. Using the first would not be idiomatic -- you would not sound like a native speaker if you used it, because you are not speaking idiomatically.

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