45 - lose the – mente and keep the singular feminine form...

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Adding –  mente  to the feminine form of an adjective creates a pretty long word. This creates a rather  cumbersome sentence when several adverbs ending in –  mente  are used in the same sentence, so  the Spanish language has a rule to shorten adverbs when more than one is used. When two or more  adverbs end in –  mente,  the suffix –  mente  is used only with the last adverb, all preceding adverbs 
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Unformatted text preview: lose the – mente and keep the singular feminine form of the adjective. Marco trabaja rápida y diligentemente . Marco works quickly and diligently. Laura juega al fútbol inteligente y fuertemente . Laura plays soccer intelligently and powerfully. El policía obra justa y lealmente . The policeman serves justly and loyally. Los padres ayudan generosa y responsablemente . The parents help generously and responsibly....
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