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Old July 29, 2010, 10:40 AM
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You have opinions about the frequency of use of adverbs? Really?
Yes, or rather the failure to use them, particularly in AmE when I hear things like 'good' instead of 'well'.

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Old July 29, 2010, 05:55 PM
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But they are used here. The meaning of the word good is misinterpreted(or some people may say used in a new way) as an adverb. It's best not to pepper you speech with too many adverbs. If you do so, you run the risk of being verbose (or adverbose rather)

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Old July 29, 2010, 08:45 PM
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My last teacher taught me that kind of noun in the school, well just never I went to a school, really he taught me that in the particular classes, then I don't grasp to remind the meaning of the term -ly.

Only I know that the kind of noun is necessary in some words for give a form consecutive form to the phrase.

For example.

Ultimately.
Ultimadamente.

Therefore I don't remind the exactly meaning of the noun.
But I'd like the explanation of someone native from England or American.
I will grateful with your advices.
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We're talking about an adverb, not a noun. A noun names a person, thing, place, or idea.
An adverb modifies a verb, much like an adjective modifies a noun.

Many English adverbs end in -ly. And many of those adverbs have a Spanish equivalent adverb that ends in -mente.

Does that help to remind you of what was taught?
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Would somebody give me some examples of the use of "good" instead of "well", common in AmE? I'd like to read some of them.
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These are things you may hear every day on this side of the Atlantic. It is for informal use. You may not sound smart if you use good this way exclusively.


How are you?
I'm good.

How does your computer work?
It works good.
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But wouldn't you say, "I am feeling well"/not feeling well/?

Or I am doing pretty good learning how to operate my new camcorder... or is it better "pretty well" in this context?

On the computer example, it works good, but also it works well, right?

Well, I would normally use "well" whenever I use "bueno" in Spanish and "good" for whenever I use "bien"... as a rule of thumb... but, is it generally speaking valid?
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We're talking about an adverb, not a noun. A noun names a person, thing, place, or idea.
An adverb modifies a verb, much like an adjective modifies a noun.

Many English adverbs end in -ly. And many of those adverbs have a Spanish equivalent adverb that ends in -mente.

Does that help to remind you of what was taught?

Yes Rusty.

I remind the taught me, but I have't very clear it.
The truly definition of the adverb.

Please.
May you explain me the use of the adverb?
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Yes, or rather the failure to use them, particularly in AmE when I hear things like 'good' instead of 'well'.

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Well, I would normally use "well" whenever I use "bueno" in Spanish and "good" for whenever I use "bien"... as a rule of thumb... but, is it generally speaking valid?
Pues, igual sirve para muchos contextos, pero en el contexto ético o moral me parece que "bueno" tiene que traducirse "good".

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May you explain me the use of the adverb?
Modifica un verbo o un adjetivo. Por ejemplo,

"Lopez lanza bien la pelota" - el verbo es "lanza" y "bien" te dice cómo lanza.
"Es sumamente importante que ..." - el adjetivo es "importante", y "sumamente" lo intensifica.
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