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Can two adverb be used together...according to me here remarkably seems to modify rapidly...

  • Related: Is it proper to have consecutive adverbs? – herisson Apr 18 '17 at 15:51
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    I have no problem with "remarkably rapidly" - but behavior cannot rise. – michael.hor257k Apr 18 '17 at 17:46
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    @michael.hor257k "The number of incidents of this behavior has risen remarkably rapidly over the last two decades" is more grammatically correct, but sounds much worse. – user3065 Apr 18 '17 at 18:42
  • What sorts of words can an adverb modify?? – Hot Licks Apr 18 '17 at 19:03
  • @michael.hor257k behaviour for e.g habbit of taking selfie..can rise or increase day by day – Nitts Rider Apr 19 '17 at 18:05
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Yes (and 'remarkably' indeed modifies 'rapidly' in your sentence). (However, in this case you could separate them by stating "This behaviour has risen remarkably and rapidly over [the] last two decades" if you want to. Or "Remarkably, this behaviour has risen rapidly over [the] last two decades." All have slightly different meanings.)

An adverb is a word that modifies a verb, adjective, another adverb, determiner, noun phrase, clause, or sentence.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adverb [my bold]

Consecutive Adverbs

Sentences like "John thumbed through the book very rapidly" and "She completed the work the least efficiently" contain two consecutive adverbs ("very" and "rapidly," and "least" and "efficiently") and are grammatically correct. In both cases, the first adverb in the sequence modifies the second adverb. You cannot separate the adverbs in these cases and still maintain correct sentence grammar.

Awkward Usage

Sometimes placing two adverbs in a row sounds awkward. "She really accidentally tripped" or "He runs extremely rapidly" sound like clumsy mouthfuls. This is because the adverbs all end in "ly." In contrast, the adverb combination in the following sentence flows fine: "Tom is almost always late." These adverbs have different endings and speakers can easily pronounce them.

http://classroom.synonym.com/can-two-consecutive-adverbs-sentence-3631.html

PS: I don't think that your "This behaviour has risen remarkably rapidly over [the] last two decades" sounds awkward. (I have no trouble getting it out of my mouth.)

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