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The answer to the question “Why is dark an adverb in this sentence?” is that it is not one; that source is wrong. That’s because dark cannot ever be an adverb, let alone here. It’s just that color-words can behave somewhat curiously. What the Dictionary says... Regarding blue, the OED says: Often with modifying word indicating intensity (as bright blue, ...


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Adjectives are used to describe nouns, i.e. the car is red. Adverbs are most commonly used to describe verbs, i.e he fought valiantly But adverbs can also describe adjectives. How is the car red? Is it blazingly red? Is it cheesily red? Cheekily red maybe? That is the case for your sentence. The sky is blue. How is it blue? Darkly. It is not being blue ...


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The OED has an entry for ungodlily. There are no examples more recent than 1860, but the ones provided are as follows: 583 J. Field Godly Exhortation sig. Cjv Being thus vngodlilie assembled, to so vnholy a spectacle. 1645 E. Pagitt Heresiogr. 54 Ungodlily alledging the..Scripture. 1674 Govt. Tongue 114 'Tis but an ill essay of ...


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"Ever" means "at any time", so it does add meaning to the statement. However, there are only some situations where the context requires that you qualify what you mean by including "ever", so I can understand why you might think it sometimes unnecessary and only there for emphasis. If you were talking about one single thing that you either have or have not ...


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There are a lot of possibilities. The best ones I can think of to fill in "Disposal ____" are: clerk agent specialist worker delegate


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