Fillers

Endpiece: Hopefully, the last word

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.315.7112.0h (Published 04 October 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:h
  1. Robert Burchfield, Fowler's Modern English Usage Clarendon Press
  1. Oxford (1996)

    Since at least the 17th century, certain adverbs ending in −1y have acquired the ability to qualify a predication or assertion as a whole. Such …

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