Use of Adjectiv in a special sentence

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Use of Adjectiv in a special sentence

Post by Blacky » Tue Jan 15, 2013 11:28 am

At every table there is a real/really good working computer.

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Re: Use of Adjectiv in a special sentence

Post by Joe » Tue Jan 15, 2013 2:56 pm

At every table there is a really good working computer. :ok:

Rationale:
good is an adjective
adjectives are modified by adverbs
really is an adverb (real is an adjective)

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It would be possible to say the following, but I don't think it's what you mean:
At every table there is a real, good, working computer.

The above means something like:
At every table there is a good working computer that is real (not imaginary or fake).

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Finally, you sometimes hear even native speakers of English say that something is "real good", but this is not standard (or "correct") English and I would not recommend its use in an exam. Adjectives are modified by adverbs.

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Re: Use of Adjectiv in a special sentence

Post by Blacky » Tue Jan 15, 2013 3:44 pm

Thanks a lot for your support and I´m anxious to the solution in the exam

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Re: Use of Adjectiv in a special sentence

Post by Blacky » Tue Jan 15, 2013 4:14 pm

By the way the song "It´s a real good feeling" presented by D. Hasselhoff is not quite correct ;-)

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