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Shanghai is really a beautiful city.Shanghai is a really beautiful city.Are they both OK?
Feb 13, 2012 6:05 AM
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They are both okay, but they put emphasis on different aspects. The first one is more confirming; you'd use it if someone told you before that Shanghai is beautiful and now you've discovered that yourself. The other one is a more general statement which just emphasizes that Shanghai is not just beautiful, but really beautiful. The difference is subtle, I hope you get the point though!
February 13, 2012
Shanghai is a really beautiful city. = 上海是个非常美丽的城市。 Shanghai is really a beautiful city. = 上海确实个美丽的城市。或者 上海真的是个美丽的城市。
February 13, 2012
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