Hi. I'd like to know which one is grammatically correct: the food tastes horrible or the food tastes horribly? Thanks!
"The food tastes horrible"is right. It’s just like saying "The food tastes bad" (not "badly").
By the way, “The food tastes horribly" means that the food is horrible at tasting. In other words, it’s wrong; it makes no sense.
With linking verbs, including the forms of be, taste, and sound, we generally use adjectives, not adverbs.
These are right:
- That girl is very intelligent (adjective)!
- This donut tastes terrible (adjective)!
- This song sounds good (adjective)!
These are wrong:
- That girl is very intelligently (adverb)!
- This donut tastes terribly (adverb)!
- This song sounds well (adjective)!
Can you explain the sentence "Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo."
So this is the famous sentence about which you ask:
So how is that a sentence?
You are asking about gerunds (words that end in “ing” and look like verbs but are actually functioning as nouns.)
Gerunds are often difficult to identify because they look exactly like common verbs. The following examples use gerunds:
And since gerunds are nouns, they take possessive pronouns. Observe how possessive pronouns precede nouns; in the same way, watch how they precede gerunds:
• My cat keeps our neighbors awake. (“Cat” is a noun.)
• My snoring keeps our neighbors awake. (“Snoring” is a noun.)
• Your dog cheers me up when I’m sad. (“Dog” is a noun.)
• Your being silly cheers me up when I’m sad. (“Being” is a noun.)
For a more thorough explanation of gerunds, click here.
When do you use "in behalf" and "on behalf" ?
“In behalf of" means “for the benefit of” or “in the interest of":
- We raised money in behalf of the hurricane victims.
- He donated a kidney in behalf of his sister.
- Famous singers joined together to make a record in behalf of African famine relief.
“On behalf of" means “in place of” or “as the agent of":
- An agent answered questions on behalf of the superstar athlete.
- I will attend the funeral on behalf of my family.
- A guardian signed the contract on behalf of the child actress.
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This may go under the 'stupid questions' folder but persevere or presevere? ._.
“Persevere" is a valid word. It means "to do something difficult without giving up."
“Presevere,” on the other hand, is not a real word. It’s about as valid as kanyewestificationerismly.
What's the difference between drunk, drank, drink, et cetera?
Here is the rule with “drink”:
Drink → drank → has, have, had drunk:
- I drink a can of V8 every morning.
- Do you drink alcoholic beverages?
- Fry drinks nine cups of coffee daily.
- Who drank all the milk?
- Jimmy drank a six-pack of Coke with his lunch.
- We drank 140 gallons of water during our camping trip.
- After you have drunk all the beer, please take a nap.
- Upon his doctor’s suggestion, Billy has drunk kale juice since yesterday.
- By the time we arrived at the library, Teri had drunk three Red Bulls.
And of course, if you’re looking for the word that means “inebriated” or “intoxicated,” it’s drunk:
Did you catch the drunk guy who fell out of his window?
What's up with the word "proximity"? Doesn't the definition of proximity make the phrase "close proximity" redundant?