[Ads-l] rapid-fire - adverb

Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM
Thu May 5 08:37:37 UTC 2016


Yes, in the same way we expect Trumpian "big league" only to appear at the
end of a VP.

http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=24240

Today's followup:
http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=25566


On Thu, May 5, 2016 at 1:13 AM, Benjamin Barrett <mail.barretts at gmail.com>
wrote:

> I think what is particularly unusual about this the placement. In the
> sentence below, “to you, rapid fire” seems normal. BB
>
> > On 4 May 2016, at 20:06, Benjamin Barrett <mail.barretts at GMAIL.COM>
> wrote:
> >
> > “...let me just rapid-fire give them to you”
> >
> > Thomas Frank
> > "How to Study Effectively: 8 Advanced Tips - College Info Geek”
> > 22 January 2015
> > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ad6grll-ak
> > 7:50 in the video
> >
> > I see “rapid-fire” as an adjective on Wiktionary and the Oxford
> Dictionary site, but not as an adverb.
> >
>

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