« Can you recuperate yourself? | Main | Does "We spoke" mean "We said hello"? »


Sherry Rich

Despite the proximity of the words, in this case, "warm" does not not describe the manner of dressing, but the thing dressed. Therefore, it is an adjective.


I'm afraid this is incorrect. As any good dictionary will tell you, 'warm' exists as an adverb. There are many adverbs that don't take -ly, including a fair number that exist in both an -ly flavour and in their uninflected form. For more detail, see

Alexander Sanya

If "dress warmly" is incorrect, according to the commentaries by Sherry Rich (one thesis) or Brett (another thesis), how can they explain "dress casually," as it seems to clash with their reasoning?

Alexander Sanya

In addition to my previous comment, here is a link to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, in which they specifically use the example of "dressing warmly" after the definition of that adverb: http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/warmly

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been posted. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.


Post a comment

Your Information

(Name is required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)

ESL/EFL Resources

My Blogs

Read The Tyee

November 2017

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
      1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30    

English Teacher's Visitors