Is the sentence grammatically correct?


It seems that the longer they stay together, the more similarly they will become.

similarly asked Jun 22 '13 at 09:48 Chang New member

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No.  Just change similarly to similar or, even better to my ears, alike.

link comment answered Jun 22 '13 at 10:15 Michael Cranfield Expert

The verb 'become' is a linking verb like 'to be' or 'to seem'. This means that what follows it should describe what precedes it. In other words, you need an adjective, not an adverb. For example, we say: 'She seems intelligent' (adjective) and not: 'She seems intelligently.' The verb 'become' acts in the same way. We say: 'I became more patient as I grew older' (adjective) and not: 'I became more patiently.'

link comment answered Jun 22 '13 at 23:26 Ahmad Barnard Expert

M ichael Cranfie is right. Change similarly into similar, then it will be alright.

link comment answered Jun 22 '13 at 13:02 meenakshi New member

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