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Some reviewers give certainly intense response.
asked Jun 19 '11 at 12:13 hongtram New member

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It is awkward to say that the reviewers 'give certainly'.  The adverb modifies the verb.

 

Perhaps you meant to say:

 

"Some reviewers give certain, intense responses."

 

OR

 

"Some reviewers certainly give intense responses."

link comment answered Jun 21 '11 at 16:37 Kimberly Expert
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It is awkward to say that the reviewers 'give certainly'.  The adverb modifies the verb.

 

Perhaps you meant to say:

 

"Some reviewers give certain, intense responses."

 

OR

 

"Some reviewers certainly give intense responses."

link comment answered Jun 21 '11 at 16:38 Kimberly Expert
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"certainly" doesn't mean "really" and you can't use it to describe adjectives.  You can use "absolutely", "extremely",  "highly", ect. in front of the adjective "intense".

 

Besides, "response" should be plural, because you are refering to the responses of the rewiers.

 

So:

 

"Some reviewers give extremely intense responses."

link comment answered Jun 24 '11 at 06:22 Maryam Contributor

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