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What word(s) does "really" modify?

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What word(s) does "really" modify?

Post by Kellogg » Mon Dec 31, 2012 11:06 am

"But that is not REALLY [the reason] why I am calling you."

Would you please tell me what word(s) the adverb "really" modifies?

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Re: What word(s) does "really" modify?

Post by Alan » Thu Jan 03, 2013 2:07 am

The verb 'is'.