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Formation of Adverbs

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Formation of Adverbs

Postby strider » Sat Apr 11, 2009 2:49 am

What is the best approach to learn the formation and comparison of adverbs: Is it practical to try to master the rules of formation, or is it better to learn them individually?

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Re: Formation of Adverbs

Postby benissimus » Sat Apr 11, 2009 3:11 am

Definitely better to memorize the rules for formation. There are about 4 basic rules for forming adverbs (exception of irregular adverbs), which are much simpler than memorizing hundreds of adverbs separately.
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Re: Formation of Adverbs

Postby thesaurus » Sat Apr 11, 2009 6:31 am

Adverbs aren't too much trouble to figure out. Most of them are formed regularly, and those that aren't are a small batch that you'll quickly recognize. I recommend reading the couple pages in Allen & Greenough for an outline: http://books.google.com/books?id=Q7cAAA ... #PPA126,M1

Averbia tam difficilia non sunt ut intelligi non possint. Praesertim regulariter formata sunt atque ea inassueta confestim innotescentur. Tibi commendo has paginas ex Allen & Greenough.
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