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While reading an earlier thread comparing <adverb> and <adjective> ,

I had one question for this sentence, <He kept his feet warmly in front of the fire>.

Of course I think I understand what the sentence conveys, but

I want to check it is also OK to use <warm> here with a different meaning.

And

1) All house are not constructed equally.
2) All men are not created equal.

could <equally> and <equal> each are switched below like

<All house are not constructed equal> and <All men are not created equally>

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Hi, GBLSU,

@GBLSU posted:

1) All houses are not constructed equally.
2) All men are not created equal.

could <equally> and <equal> each are switched below like

<All houses are not constructed equal> and <All men are not created equally>

The sentences above are not exactly the same as the ones you mentioned from the other thread.

In (1), the adverb refers to the method of construction, while in (2) the adjective refers to the result, as in "make sb equal."

I think:

- All houses are not constructed equal.

is correct to mean:

- All houses are not constructed to be equal.

As regards the other sentence:

- All men are not created equally.

it sounds strange because it would refer to the process of creation. This sentence could be used in some work of fiction where a supernatural creature is capable of creating men in different or similar ways.

Last edited by Gustavo, Co-Moderator

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