Sunday, June 28, 2009

Adverb collocation II

When you find two things that are similar, so similar that you're not sure if you are seeing a clone or a carbon copy, do you say that they are:

- really similar?

- totally similar?

- strikingly similar?

- extremely similar?

If you chose the third alternative, congratulations! The similarity is so impressive, it gets your immediate attention, it strikes you, right?

So, it is strikingly similar!

Check this example:

"The proximate causes of these busts have been varied, but follow a strikingly similar path".

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