Make sure doors and windows are shut tightly/tight.
Which word fits here better and why? Thanks.
1. Make sure the windows are shut tight. (it's used as an adjective because we can say the windows are tight now.)
2. Make sure the windows are shut tight. (it's used as an adverb because it describes the act of shutting)
By context and structure, I'm afraid. It's obvious to native speakers that "tight" cannot be an adjective since it modifies "shut."Thank you both. But I didn't receive my answer. My question is that how we should know that "tight" here has been used as an adjective or an adverb?
Thank you Loob but why have you used "not" here? Why can't windows be tight? There are many windows that can be tight and keep a room from cold air. Would you please clarify this too?After we shut the window tight, the window is not tight. (See e2efour's post 9.) The blue tight is not an adjective.
This red part helped me understand the whole.If we talk about "tight windows" or say "the windows are tight" (adjective), this would mean that they are difficult to open or something is wrong with them.
When we say "hold someone tight" or "hug someone tight", is the word "tight" here an adjective or an adverb?I didn’t misread anything. My point is that to hug someone means to hold them tight – so if you use the verb hug, you don’t need to add any reference to tightness! It’s more idiomatic not to.
I think both shut and tight describe the desired condition of the doors and windows, so both play the role of adjectives in this sentence.Make sure doors and windows are shut tightly/tight.
Here you are not making someone tight but holding them like you want them to stay or like you care a lot about them.When we say "hold someone tight" or "hug someone tight", is the word "tight" here an adjective or an adverb?
When I shut my back door, it is closed. It is latched. You cannot pull it open. If I pull on it again, the weather seal engages better and it is more tightly shut. If I turn the deadbolt lock, it brings it even more tightly into the door frame.I think both shut and tight describe the desired condition of the doors and windows, so both play the role of adjectives in this sentence.