I have a question Hello I have a question about the following sentence The story is about the difference between the Dead Sea and the very much alive Sea of Galilee Is it the correct sentence? I learned that alive cannot modify noun. I wonder why it can be correct Thank u for your advice
Aug 25, 2014 1:06 PM
Answers · 4
It is correct, and you are right - usually this kind of adjective can't be used in this way. However, the modifier 'very much' seems to override the rule, and emphasises the contrast between 'dead' and 'alive'. It's a non-standard usage, but it works, and it makes the writer's point very well.
August 25, 2014
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