Idiom of the Day
get a whiff of (something)
to learn a little about something (almost by chance)
Whenever the reporters get a whiff of a scandal they start asking questions.
Superheroes That Actually Exist
Dex Laserskater, who has been featured in the Finnish magazine Image, first started patrolling the streets of Helsinki in 1997. He has modeled his eye catching alter ego after the short lived comic book hero Skateman. He specializes in guiding tourists, tipping waiters, doormen, and street musicians, and helping the police.
Many adverbs end in -ly for example happily, nicely. But some words that end in -ly are adjectives, not adverbs.
- The most important are friendly, lovely, lonely, ugly, silly, cowardly, likely, unlikely.
- She gave me a friendly smile. Her singing was lovely
There are no adverbs friendly or friendlily, lovely or lovelily, etc. We have to use different structures.
- She smiled at me in a friendly way (NOT She smiled at-me friendly )
- He gave a silly laugh. (NOT He laughed silly )
Daily, weekly, monthly, yearly, and early are both adjectives and adverbs.
- It's a daily paper. It comes out daily.
- an early train I got up early.