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24. Some birds fly swifter-more swiftly than others.

25. How is the state of your health today? Very good -well, I thank you.

26. The mills of the gods grind slowslowly; but they grind exceeding-exceedingly small.

27. The river runs very rapid-rapidly.
28. You must read more distinctdistinctly.

29. He felt awkward--awkwardly in the presence of ladies.

Exercise 74

Strike out the incorrect italicized words in the following sentences :

1. Fortunately, we may deal with anarchy on a reasonable-reasonably effective basis.

2. I bought heavy-heavily for the winter trade.

3. The price which we quoted is considerably-considerable reduced.

4. His own generation will probable-probably see him a financial, a physical, and a moral wreck.

5. We are offering goods now at a remarkable-remarkably low price.

6. If you think favorable-favorably of my application, kindly communicate with Dr. Lewis M. Noles.

7. The cost of mailing would be considerable--considerably.

8. Once a thing is done, no one ever regrets having done it slow slowly and painstaking-painstakingly, but many a time one has to regret having done a thing too rapidlyrapid and slighting-slightingly.

9. We want this size boat to be made as cheap cheaply as possible.

10. Erie seems to us to be a remarkable--remarkably good purchase.

II. He may succeed tolerably-tolerable well, but he is neither a Solomon nor a Samson.

12. You can send your order either direct-directly to us or through your advertising agent.

13. The prices are considerable-considerably lower than were given you last year.

14. You state that some way will probably-probable be found to avoid legal proceedings.

15. It seems to us that a large number of subscribers might possible possibly be obtained from your church.

16. During fifty years as an uninterrupted, successfulsuccessfully and conservative--conservatively operated company, we have paid $45,000,000 to our policyholders.

17. We now have an especiallyespecial attractive line of goods.

18. We desire to say that you are somewhat far away to do business with us on mutual-mutually satisfactory terms.

19. We regret to say that the samples do not grade extraordinary--extraordinarily, and none can be called fancy.

20. The goods can probably-probable be used later on, if not at present.

He breathes free-freely.

No improvement can be noted in the apple market as yet, and comparative comparatively little business has been done since you left here.

23. We hope that everything can be arranged satisfactory-satisfactorily between you.

24. Does your company propose to repaint this structure satisfactorysatisfactorily, or shall I employ someone else to do the work?

21.

22.

more

25. You should have explained

definitelydefinite, as this was the first order you had given us.

26. I would suggest that they be arranged alphabetical -alphabetically or chronological-chronologically.

27. We do not think it advisableadvisably to buy too heavy-heavily.

28. We should like to hear from you occasional-occasionally with news from your part of the state.

29. We should like to have the matter pushed to a conclusion as quick-quickly as possiblepossibly.

30. You can send your order direct directly to us.
31. This paper feels smoothsmoothly.
32. The rose smells sweet-sweetly.
33. The wind blows coldlycold.
34. I feel badbadly.

35. I felt my way carefully careful through the dark room.

36. They were requested to sit quiet-quietly in their seats.

37. The candy tastes well-good. 38. The old man looked sad-sadly. 39. The old man looked sad-sadly on the scene. 40. That music sounds something--somewhat like it.

41. It is some somewhat cooler today than it was yesterday.

42. I think you looked well-good in your new suit. 43. You should write accurate accurately. 44. These people were not treated so badlybad. 45. The shoe goes on easily easy. 46. His friends looked cold-coldly upon him. 47. You write plainermore plainly than I do. 48. The work is not near-nearly done yet. 49. I did that easiermore easily than I thought I could. 50. We are not that--so far advanced.

Exercise 75

DOUBLE NEGATIVES

2.

Avoid the use of two negatives to express negation.
Correct the following:
1. The train doesn't wait for no one.

We didn't find nobody at home. 3. The boys don't want no holidays. 4. You don't look no older than you did ten years ago. 5. Nothing can't be done about it now. 6. The doctor said she would never be no better. 7. I hadn't no money left when I got home. 8. Abraham Lincoln never went to no college. 9. Don't you never tell nobody what I told you. 10. He never went to no church. II. Some people don't seem to know nothing nohow.

Exercise 76

Indicate the use of each italicized word in the following sentences :

I. Bear ye one another's burdens. 2. The bear hibernates in the winter. 3. The bear skin lay on the floor. 4. The flag waved over the fort. 5. They flagged the train. 6. This is pungent flag root. 7. A little child shall lead them. 8. Little was expected of the delicate child. 9. The unwise student sleeps little. 10. He belittled the action.

The blue sky was gemmed with stars.

12. Blue was a favorite color.
13. The laundress blued the clothes.
14. The prisoner paid his fine.
15. Fine feathers do not make fine birds.
16. The man was fined two hundred dollars.
17. The boy did finely.
18. John is head of the firm.
19. Who heads the expedition?
20. The Atlantic liner weathered the gale.
21. The sailor must keep his weather eye open.
22. The weather was cold for June.
23. She was light-hearted.
24. The town was well lighted.
25. The electric lights illumine the streets.
26. He spoke too lightly of the solemn subject.
27. Bishop Spalding is an eminent divine.
28. The hand that made us is divine.
29. They divined the meaning instantly.
30. She was divinely fair.
31. Like produces like.
32. I like grammar.
33. We have like opportunities.

Exercise 77

REVIEW QUESTIONS

1. What may an adverb modify?

By what part of speech may an adverb be modified ? 3. . What part of speech may an adjective modify? 4. By what part of speech may an adjective be modified ? 5. By what may a noun be modified ? 6. May a noun be used as a modifier ?

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