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I need to review adjectives

Postby pinki » Wed Jun 12, 2013 7:36 pm

I'm a non-native speaker of English and planning to give GRE this year. And, I always make mistakes while using adjectives. I came across this question from

The strawberry shortcake tastes deliciously.

Why is the above sentence wrong.

Please review this questions and provide a detailed explanation for the same.

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Re: I need to review adjectives

Postby Alan » Thu Jun 13, 2013 3:20 am

When intransitive (as here), the verb 'taste' functions as a copular verb, which is complemented, In English, by an adjective, not an adverb.

Hence 'delicious', not 'deliciously'.

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