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General => Language Questions => Topic started by: chuliona on September 12, 2013, 11:34:38 am

Title: Exceptionally or exceptional
Post by: chuliona on September 12, 2013, 11:34:38 am
His exceptionally/exceptional creative ability ...

Which one is correct,  exceptionally or exceptional?  An adverb, I suppose.

Thanks
Iona
Title: Re: Exceptionally or exceptional
Post by: Bertha on September 12, 2013, 12:17:51 pm
His exceptionally/exceptional creative ability ...

Which one is correct,  exceptionally or exceptional?  An adverb, I suppose.

Thanks
Iona

Actually, both are correct, but meaning is slightly affected.

Title: Re: Exceptionally or exceptional
Post by: Darryl on September 12, 2013, 12:20:23 pm
His exceptionally/exceptional creative ability ...

Which one is correct,  exceptionally or exceptional?  An adverb, I suppose.

Thanks
Iona

Well, no, not really. I would consider 'creative ability' as one entity, one quality. It was exceptional.
So
His exceptional creative ability
is correct.
Title: Re: Exceptionally or exceptional
Post by: Darryl on September 12, 2013, 12:21:42 pm
Sorry, Bertha. We were both writing at the same time. I see your point.
Title: Re: Exceptionally or exceptional
Post by: admin on September 12, 2013, 01:53:31 pm
I would agree with Bertha on this.
Title: Re: Exceptionally or exceptional
Post by: chuliona on September 12, 2013, 02:44:20 pm
Many thanks.