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    Phenomenally, monumentally and fantastically are all _____?

    Discussion in 'Word Mechanics' started by sanco, Jul 30, 2013.

    I'm not good with the terms. Are these adverbs? What are they? I'm on a writing spree, I'm too baked to remember and scrolling through google search pages will kill my high. So I would like some human assistance. :) Sorry if this is a shit question, you know, I never paid attention in English class. Feel free to flame if this inquiry upsets you. Otherwise cheers.
     
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    you could have gotten the answer on your own in a split-second, if you'd simply googled one of them...
     
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    That's the spirit, mum :p Have another dig.
     
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    This could be referred to as a pun! A fantastically constructed pun!
     
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    I'm a poet and I didn't know it!

    I'm either gonna wake up tomorrow and think my writing's gold or cringe. Fun experiment though.
     
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    I often forget these sort of things as well, and in fact I need to brush up in this area. Yet more things to do...
     
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    sanco...

    'twasn't a dig!... it's called being 'helpful'... ever heard the old saw that goes, 'give a man a fish...'???

    with snide comments like that, you're the only one slinging digs, mate... :rolleyes:
     
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    Now now kids, settle down. ;)


    When you come down off your high, Sanco, Grammar Girl has a nice synopsis on adverbs and words ending in -ly. It may help you remember next time if you invest 5 minutes reinforcing your knowledge base, because your question is bound to come up again.
     
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    Haha thanks for the help guys.

    And mamma, I know you weren't having a dig! I wasn't being snide, I was being jovial haha.
     
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    didn't come across as joviality with that tongue-out emoticon, sorry to say... 'nuff said...

    love and hugs, maia
     
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    I think :p signifies a light heart so :p does as well. Perhaps that's just me. ;)
     
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    The ever so complicated netiquette :p
     
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    Now, now. We're all pretty. ;)

    (I'm the prettiest, though.) ;)
     
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    You can be the prettiest. I am obviously the humblest.

    (just noticed that I highlighted the adverb. I'm on topic even when I'm off - amazing)
     
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    Oo oo. Dibs on "smartest". :D
     
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    You can have all that because I'm, hands down, the sexiest.
     
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    Oo la la!. :)
     
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    emoticons are the tools of the lazy.:D:eek::mad::cool:
     
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    ... or the literacy-challenged. And to put it in terms they can understand:

    [​IMG]
     
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    I'm not sure how this topic changed to emoticons but the way I see them is they simply replace, in a very small way, what is lost when I cannot see one's face or hear one's tone as I read another's post. I'm confident that I am in no way literacy-challenged.:rolleyes:
     
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    Cognito :mad: I'm am in no way literacie challeneged :rolleyes:
     
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    No sad faces? Well how nice of you to boost the happiness of this forum, Cogito!
     
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    You missed the humorous intent. I guess I should have appended a smiley.

    and as for my name,

    [​IMG]
     
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    And you missed the ironic intent.
     

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