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further: modify adjective? [are further poor]

Discussion in 'English Only' started by stephenlearner, Apr 5, 2013.

  1. stephenlearner Senior Member

    Chinese
    Hi,

    WR dictionary says further can work as an adverb.
    So as an adverb, can it modify another adverb or an adjective?

    For example,

    They were poor, but now they are further poor.

    Thank you.
     
  2. Parla Senior Member

    New York City
    English - US
    Sorry; that's incorrect. Now they are poorer.
     
  3. stephenlearner Senior Member

    Chinese
    Thank you.
     

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