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Reiko07
Posted: Monday, August 12, 2019 12:32:19 PM

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(1) Judy responded in lawyerly fashion.

(2) Judy responded in a lawyerly fashion.


Which is correct?
FounDit
Posted: Monday, August 12, 2019 12:48:44 PM

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Reiko07 wrote:
(1) Judy responded in lawyerly fashion.

(2) Judy responded in a lawyerly fashion.


Which is correct?


Both are correct. The first describes the fashion of the response, the second describes a particular instance of that fashion.
Reiko07
Posted: Monday, August 12, 2019 12:53:13 PM

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Thanks a lot, FounDit.
Wilmar (USA)
Posted: Monday, August 12, 2019 4:37:36 PM

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You will most often hear option b.
coag
Posted: Monday, August 12, 2019 7:51:40 PM

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Here are two Webster examples:
His friends noticed that he was behaving in a strange fashion. [=behaving strangely]
We started the meeting in an orderly fashion.
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Thank you very much, Wilmar and coag.
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