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robjen
Posted: Thursday, May 11, 2017 7:07:55 PM
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I have written down a few sentences below.

(1) Professor ABC has successfully invented an amazing machine which allows people to travel through time. His invention makes world news resoundingly (OR sensationally).

(2) The media around the world report Professor ABC's time machine resoundingly (OR sensationally).

(3) The police are looking for the man who killed three people in last night's attack. The local media are reporting on the murder sensationally (OR vexingly).

Do the adverbs in red and green work? Thanks.
NKM
Posted: Thursday, May 11, 2017 9:10:47 PM

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robjen wrote:
I have written down a few sentences below.

(1) Professor ABC has successfully invented an amazing machine which allows people to travel through time. His invention makes world news resoundingly (OR sensationally).

(2) The media around the world report Professor ABC's time machine resoundingly (OR sensationally).

(3) The police are looking for the man who killed three people in last night's attack. The local media are reporting on the murder sensationally (OR vexingly).

Do the adverbs in red and green work? Thanks.

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They seem all right grammatically, but I don't think any of them work well.

(1) Professor ABC has successfully invented an amazing machine which allows people to travel through time. His invention makes for sensational world news.

(2) The media around the world resoundingly report the news of Professor ABC's sensational time machine.

(3) The police are looking for the man who killed three people in last night's attack. The local media are reporting the sensational murder.

Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Friday, May 12, 2017 12:46:32 AM

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You would only use 'vexingly' if the newsmen annoyed you for some reason.


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