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Please give me an example where an adverb modifies another adverb.
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Yoong LiatIs the following sentence correct?
I believe after I arrive there, I would be welcomed by every member of their family.

I believe after I arrive there, I will be welcomed by every member of their family.

Note that you have to use 'will' to be consistent with 'arrive'. Here 'welcomed' is correct because it is used as a verb.

I hope my explanation is clear.


It's my only belief that I would be welcomed by every member of their family. I'm just expressing my opinion. I'm not very much sure about my reception there. I was told that would is more convenient to use when opinion is expressed. Do you think my way is also acceptable or am I missing something?
Jackson6612
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It's my only belief that I would be welcomed by every member of their family. I'm just expressing my opinion. I'm not very much sure about my reception there. I was told that would is more convenient to use when opinion is expressed. Do you think my way is also acceptable or am I missing something?
I believe after I arrive there, I will be welcomed by every member of their family.
You use 'believe'. This means you are not sure about your reception there. So 'would' cannot be used because 'believe' is a present tense verb. The tense of the verbs must be consistent.

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No, if the arrival is still in the future, then use will.

You can use "would" like this.

I [had] thought that when I arrived, they would be cold and distant, but they were so welcoming! Next time I go, I know that as soon as I arrive, I will be welcomed with open arms.

To use "would" you need a conditional (If I were able to to make the journey, I believe I would be welcomed) or a situation other than what actually happened, as above.
Jackson6612
Jackson6612
Yoong Liat
Hi Jackson

Question 2:

Yoong Liat wrote: A word of appreciation would be welcome after the fast response from many helpful members..

I would have written above sentence as:

A word of appreciation would be welcomed after the fast response from many helpful members

"Welcome' in my sentence is used as an adjective, not a verb. Therefore it is correctly used. [Adjective modifies noun or pronoun but what noun/pronoun is modified by welcome in your sentence?]
If you used 'welcomed' as suggested, you would be using a verb and that would make the sentence wrong.

President George Bush was welcomed at the airport when he arrived in Singapore. (an example of the correct use of 'welcomed')

Is the following sentence correct?

I believe after I arrive there, I would be welcomed by every member of their family.

Hi Jackson,

This is my analysis. When you say “I believe….” in your mind something is true and therefore “will happen”. So “would is contradicting with the assuring tone. “Every member of their family”? Are you sure it’s not “his” or “her” family? “Their” sounded like a bunch of your friends’ family members will be welcoming you. Additionally, as it as so heavily discussed in the other thread few days ago, “welcome” or welcomed” essentially offers relatively the same meaning and no one will question you if it was used as an adjective or a verb. Moreover, “after’ sound unnatural to my ears. How does “ I believe when I arrive, I will be welcomed by every member of his/her family" sound?

Goodman
Jackson6612
Jackson6612
Yoong Liat
Hi Jackson

Question 2:

Yoong Liat wrote: A word of appreciation would be welcome after the fast response from many helpful members..

I would have written above sentence as:

A word of appreciation would be welcomed after the fast response from many helpful members

"Welcome' in my sentence is used as an adjective, not a verb. Therefore it is correctly used. [Adjective modifies noun or pronoun but what noun/pronoun is modified by welcome in your sentence?]
If you used 'welcomed' as suggested, you would be using a verb and that would make the sentence wrong.

President George Bush was welcomed at the airport when he arrived in Singapore. (an example of the correct use of 'welcomed')

Is the following sentence correct?

I believe after I arrive there, I would be welcomed by every member of their family.

Hi Jackson,

This is my analysis. When you say “I believe….” in your mind something is true and therefore “will happen”. So “would is contradicting with the assuring tone. “Every member of their family”? Are you sure it’s not “his” or “her” family? “Their” sounded like a bunch of your friends’ family members will be welcoming you. Additionally, as it as so heavily discussed in the other thread few days ago, “welcome” or welcomed” essentially offers relatively the same meaning and no one will question you if it was used as an adjective or a verb. Moreover, “after’ sound unnatural to my ears. How does “ I believe when I arrive, I will be welcomed by every member of his/her family" sound?

Hi Goodman,

Your analysis is very helpful. Yes, you are right, that sentence should be: I believe when I arrive, I will be welcomed by every member of his family.

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It depends on your relationship with the person/people; if it's a couple, say, and their family, then you'd use 'their'.

I believe after / when I arrive, I will be welcomed by every member of his / her / their family.
A. "He did well."
B. "How well?"
A. "Extremely well."

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Emotion: thinking An example could be: She left quite abruptly. Quite modifies abruptly.
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