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joon



Joined: 22 Mar 2003
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Location: Daejun, South Korea

PostPosted: Wed Apr 16, 2003 12:45 pm    Post subject: LIVELY Reply with quote

(E1)This might be a real war I've LIVELY ever watched on TV for the first time in my life.

(E2)This might be a real war I've ever LIVELY watched on TV for the first time in my life.


(Q1)Which is the correct position of the adverb " LIVELY" in your sense?

(Q2) Is this sentence acceptable English?
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Celeste



Joined: 20 Jan 2003
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Location: Fukuoka City, Japan

PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2003 12:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually, Joon, we can't use lively in this way. Lively is actually an adjective that means the same as energetic. (Friendly is another adjective that ends with "ly") In this case, we use the word "live" to describe the action of the war.

This might be the first time I've ever watched a real live war on TV.

or

This might be the first time I've watched a real war live on TV.

"In my life " is not necessary, because that is what the construction "I have ever" already tells us.
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joon



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2003 3:01 am    Post subject: Thank you Reply with quote

Very Happy
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