What word does this adverb describe?

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What word does this adverb describe?

Unread post by Quark » 10 Dec 2011, 14:12

In this sentence, what does the word "mostly" describe?

I wake up with an aching down my right arm and a severe tingling and burning in my right hand, mostly in the middle finger.

Thanks for any help.

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Re: What word does this adverb describe?

Unread post by Azariah » 13 Dec 2011, 08:41

I'd say that it means "most of the pain (maybe 90% of the pain) is in the middle finger."

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Re: What word does this adverb describe?

Unread post by Julie » 28 Jan 2012, 11:04

Mostly modifies aching. You could substitute, primarily or for the most part.

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Re: What word does this adverb describe?

Unread post by xiphiasatsi » 29 Apr 2013, 12:06

This 'mostly' means that compared to other fingers,your middle finger hurts more.

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Re: What word does this adverb describe?

Unread post by nawaz » 03 Nov 2014, 12:23

In this sentence, what does the word "mostly" describe?

I wake up with an aching down my right arm and a severe tingling and burning in my right hand, mostly in the middle finger.

Thanks for any help.



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