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in the context of sports: Sculthorpe raised hopes of a fightback with a typically strong try but a double from Brian Carney, Wigan's exuberant Irish flyer, put the seal on their night. The Guardian Bit of a stretch, since the phrase is strong not strongly.


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I don't think there is anything wrong with "try strongly" per se. It is just not the idiom that we use. In English, when I was a kid, we used to say "I did such and such by accident", most young people now say "I did such and such on accident". It is just a change in the idiom of the language. If you said "try strongly"...


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Ergo is an option too but I like consequently.


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You could just use hence which implies a logical connection or deduction. See Merriam Webster because of a preceding fact or premise : THEREFORE. The definition of Dictionary.com says as an inference from this fact; for this reason; therefore: e.g. The eggs were very fresh and hence satisfactory. Synonyms like subsequently would perfectly work as well. (...


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The reason it might break in some dialects, is that “how” is not accepted as a complementizer, but merely as an adverb in them. A complementizer is a part of speech that allows a sentence to function as a nominal phrase, thus allowing it to serve as the subject or object as a sentence. “that” is the quintessential example: That I love him is true. I know ...


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Because of past interactions regarding it, I’m going to let the answer below stand in its already revised state, but I’ve been feeling like this answer and answers and comments from others have been circling around what needed to be seen. Having moved from the 1971 compact version of the OED to the current version online, I find a much fuller account of the ...


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Using the quote in Xanne’s answer, we see that “the being” was one the narrator “formed”. That’s why the narrator didn’t consider the tale “utterly improbable”. To the narrator, the tale was definitely not “already” utterly improbable. Within the story, the narrator would have considered the tale to be factual, not even just merely “probable”. The narrator’s ...


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The quoted text uses otherwise as an adjective to qualify tale. It might also be argued that otherwise is used as an adverb to qualify the implied elliptical verb in “… tale {that is} otherwise so…}”. Let us consider both possibilities: Otherwise adjective = used to show that something is completely different from what you think it is or from what was ...


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No, it would not be rewritten as “already.” Think of it as “even without which it would be considered . . .” It is not a different use of the word from that in use today. Mary Shelley is an adroit user of language, and her text does not seem out-of-date today. You yourself report searching the 19th century books in Google Ngram and not finding any use of “...


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We need air to be able to breathe and continue to our lives. On that account, we need to make an effort to reduce the air pollution. Instead of "on that account", you could also use: For this reason/As a result/Consequently,... You can find many other synonyms on WordHippo.


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Here are some to pick from: accordingly, basically, clearly, consequently, effectively, indeed, inevitably, necessarily, particularly, specifically, subsequently, ultimately.


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Robusto, et al, should be correct but "only" is a rather unusual word, in that context and idiomatic misuse normally overrule all else. "in this time" and even the specific "do so much" blur the issue and generally, "I can only do…" should really be "I can do only…" Consider instead "Only operate this ...


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There's a name for repetition that adds nothing: tautology. Oxford Lexico example for tautology: It is conceivable that the key to truth lies in tautology and redundancy. Hopefulness and probability are too close in meaning, like Big Fat Greek Wedding, where the tautology is funny. Other times, you need tautology for emphasis, like "Cash only. No ...


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It looks like you wonder if you can use two adverbs naturally at the same in a sentence. You should keep in mind that "adverb" is just an additional information in a sentence(not the core). Hopefully, they will probably help us out in the future. (I can't find what's wrong) Hopefully and probably, they will help us out in the future.(Alternative) ...


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An adverb which is commonly used for this (especially in technical contexts as suggested by your example sentence) is indefinitely. It's possible to chain identical modules to operate on indefinitely large inputs. Lexico: indefinitely ADVERB 1.1 (as submodifier) To an unlimited or unspecified degree or extent. ‘an indefinitely large number of channels’


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I suggest arbitrarily. The word is often used in science when discussing a non-specific quantity that may be of any chosen or otherwise determined (perhaps random, or merely exemplary) value. There is a useful discussion at https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/775333/arbitrarys-meaning


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There is a probable duplicate, but I've never seen this (doubtless nonce) compound secondary-modifier (adjective modifier, traditionally adverb) before. Fibonacci∞spiral∞attractive. Where if anywhere does one hyphenate? Looking for similar strings that are idiomatic, we find drop-dead gorgeous and arguably lead-pipe cinch but stone cold sober as well as ...


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The question you are asking is in which place in the sentence is the adverb intently more correctly placed, before or after staring. I've read those alternatives several times and I have concluded that neither is more correct than the other. This is not a grammar inquiry, rather it is a matter of style or taste. There are a couple of sources you can turn to ...


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Well, grammatically, both your sentences stand, but the first sentence just sounds awkward. This was my first impression. When I checked Gngrams I discovered that it gives clear preference to staring intently When I looked up adverbs of manner the examples that first appeared all placed the adverb of manner after the verb it determined. But I found other ...


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You already know what "up" means. Why do you know and how do you know "up" is "up" ? It's because "up" has been used as that and you learned "up" as that. Water is water. Boy is a boy and girl is a girl. For many years, "up" has been used in so many ways having so many applications, keeping its ...


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