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PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2016 3:46 am    Post subject: shy Reply with quote

The girl looke shy.
The girl looek in a shy way.

Are both correct? Please comment.
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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2016 10:37 am    Post subject: shy Reply with quote

The girl looke shy.
This should say, "The girl looks shy." It means that she appears to be a shy person.

The girl looek in a shy way.
This should say, "The girl looks in a shy way;" but really, it is not a common way to state the phrase. Also, its meaning is slightly different than the first phrase. Here it is more likely to be referring to the way that the girl is looking (with her eyes and facial expression); whereas, in the first phrase it is a saying that she appears to be a shy person.
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