"high", as an adverb, means "above ground", so the usage in this case is fine.
This isn't from Barron's at all but ETS TOEFL CBT. Barron's is just trying to exploit the cut-and-paste technique.I quote another question from Baron here :
A thunderhead, dense clouds that rise high into the sky in huge columns, produce hail.
This is a tricky one. I myself did this wrong too. The key as iguh_budi said is DThe answer should be A, because "A" refers to singular noun but "cloudS" is in plural form. So "A" at the beginning of the sentence must be dropped for the sentence to be correct.
I am not sure that "high" is an adverb, because it modify rise (a verb), therefore should be "highly".
To Hoang luong
I don't agree with you, because "dense clouds .....' is an adjective clause that modify noun in which as Subject (A thunderhead), so the real Subject (A tunderhead) is Single Noun and verb "produce" should be "produces".
Pls, what is the answer ? C or D
A thunderhead, dense clouds ...Originally posted by hoang_luong
The answer should be A, because "A" refers to singular noun but "cloudS" is in plural form. So "A" at the beginning of the sentence must be dropped for the sentence to be correct.
No! there's is no problem here. I started a thread containing this problem
a long time ago. Let's take a look back!
Yeah! "high" can act as an adverb.But I think the word 'high' is also wrong, it should be 'highly'
As far as I remeber, in one of my grammar book it says some verbs can be follows by adjectives (Not counting in verbs like smell, taste..), telling the sate of the subject or result of the action.
The sky grows blue.
The corpse was buried deep in the bottom of the river. (The corpse is deep in the bottom of the river)
"deep" is called an adjetive.
Erin, in this case, to you "deep" is an adjective or adverb ?
This one's tricky. In my mind, I think you could argue that high is an adjective, and rise is a linking verb, or that high is an adverb. m-w.com says that it can be an adverb:
I would tend to agree with the dictionary; I think high functions slightly more as an adverb than it does as an adjective.
Anyway, I think the easiest thing to do is memorize this pattern.
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