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Kelsey Grammer's Conjunction-itis

2/22/2009 2:40 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Noun: Kelsey Grammer; Adjective: Dramatic; Associated Verb: Respond; Associated Verb: Fail; Associated Verb: Run.

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MB    

Actually, TMZ, Kelsey was right about the adverb, but so were you. An adverb modifies a verb or an adjective.

If you don't believe me, check this out:
http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/adverbs.htm

2007 days ago
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donnagbsn    

Just FYI from an English teacher: an adverb "qualifies" (or modifies or describes) a verb, an adjective or another adverb - Kelsey's answer was just as correct as yours was on tonight's show.

2007 days ago
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Liz    

You reported that he did not describe an adverb properly but you are wrong. He was correct, an advarb qualifies a ver, an adjective and another adverb.

2007 days ago
34.

A Teacher    

This is completely nerdy, but I wanted to make it clear that an adverb can describe an adjective as well as a verb AND other adverbs; so, Kelsey got it right.

2007 days ago
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seannie    

Actually Kelsey was correct about adverbs. They modify adjectives and verbs.

look it up:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adverb

2007 days ago
36.

Heather    

Hey guys, Grammer was technically correct when he said that adverbs modify adjectives. Adverbs can modify verbs, adjectives, and adverbs. Maybe it's you guys that need to learn your grammar :P

2007 days ago
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pixyjohn    

"33. Just FYI from an English teacher: an adverb "qualifies" (or modifies or describes) a verb, an adjective or another adverb - Kelsey's answer was just as correct as yours was on tonight's show.

Posted at 6:53PM on Feb 23rd 2009 by donnag"

THANK YOU - Someone was listening in grade school-- TMZ, if you're going to slam someone for grammar rules, you best be sure you're up on yours. Anytime I happen to catch a segment of this show it destroys a little bit more of my hope in the future of journalism in America -- I could say the same for CNN, NBC, Fox or anything that's on TV these days.

2007 days ago
38.

GreekNeptune    

Is that Spencer Grammer? She is so such a great actress. LOVE GREEK!

2007 days ago
39.

GoBackToSchoolTMZ    

I saw this clip on TV last night, and it was followed by TMZ "correcting" Kelsey Grammer's responses. Newsflash, TMZ: Kelsey Grammer was RIGHT about adverbs!! They DO modify/qualify adjectives, you morons!! For example, "TMZ staff members are extremely stupid." The word "stupid" is an adjective, and the word "extremely" is an adverb that modifies the adjective, "stupid." Your show was almost educational for a second, but it failed miserably.

2006 days ago
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elizabeth    

I love watching TMZ, but it's really irritating when you get it so horribly wrong. Especially when the voice over dude has a pretty irritating voice in the first place. It works perfectly for sarcasm and pointing out celebrity stupids, but it just makes you look like jerks when you talk about how stupid a celebrity is...by incorrectly correcting. Adverbs qualify more than just verbs. Grammer's grammar is just fine.

2006 days ago
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