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Post by Rustamsher » Wed Jul 24, 2013 5:59 pm

The first colonists in America stayed ... to the coastline, never penetrating far inland.

(a) close
(b) closely
(c) closer
(d) more closely

I believe (c) and (d) are 100 % incorrect. However, I am not sure whether adjective or adverb fits here.
Also, does this question have anything to do with my previous one? Or after the verb stay
should we always use adjective?

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Re: Test

Post by Alan » Thu Jul 25, 2013 6:39 am

(A) is probably the intended answer, although (c) is grammatically possible.