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Thread #78750 Message #1422857
Posted By: GUEST,Joe_F
28-Feb-05 - 09:58 AM
Thread Name: Acceptable adjectives in folk songs
Subject: RE: Acceptable adjectives in folk songs
JennyO: In fact, I think "free" in that context does parse as a (predicate) adjective; cf. "stand tall" & "still waters run deep". The contrast between an adverb & a predicate adjective is neatly displayed in Stevenson's line "Glad did I live and gladly die".
"Wide", absolutely. Not only "The water is wide", but "'Cross the wide Missouri", and according to the Volga boatmen, their river is "shiroka da gluboka", wide & deep.
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