Hopefully, the last wordBMJ 1998; 317 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.317.7156.468a (Published 15 August 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:468
Since at least the 17th century, certain adverbs in -ly have acquired the ability to qualify a predication or assertion as a whole. Such adverbs are elliptical uses …
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