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Offline nima_persia

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nearby as an adjective VS. as an adverb
« on: April 07, 2015, 02:57:00 PM »
 1. "We slept at a nearby motel."
 2. "We slept at a motel nearby."
 3, "We slept at a motel which/that was nearby."

 Having taken into account the nearby at number 2 is an adverb, and at number 3 is just an adjective, so, could you tell me what is/are the difference(s) between 2 and 3 semantically?

 Thanks in advance

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Re: nearby as an adjective VS. as an adverb
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2015, 03:26:46 AM »
(1) and (3) mean the same thing — only expressed differently — a motel that is near your location; "nearby" modifies "motel".

(2) means that you slept at a motel, and that you slept nearby; "nearby" modifies "slept".

[we slept at a motel] + [we slept nearby] > [we slept] ([at a motel] + [nearby])
« Last Edit: April 08, 2015, 03:29:54 AM by freknu »

Offline nima_persia

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Re: nearby as an adjective VS. as an adverb
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2015, 12:22:20 PM »

 Thank you so much.