A person's appearance can be ruined by "poorly cared" for shoes-- this is the right answer but I think it should be "poor care". Please help!
The sentence is from Aristotle SC grail Page No 110 (Chapter No 6 - Modifications ) right?
In original sentence, we have passive subject poor cared shoes
wherein the adjective cared
modifies the noun shoes
and another adjective poor
wrongly modifies the other adjective cared
. The adjective has to modify noun or pronoun and can not modify the another adjective for which which we would need adverb poorly
Hence the correct usage is poorly cared shoes
Hope that helps!
Thanks a lot for your prompt reply. I appreciate it.
I believe we have a different edition of the book. Mine is a 2012 edition and the question is Q18 on page 106. You are right about it being under the Modifier chapter, though.
I understand your explanation completely. I'm just troubled by the word "for" that comes before the word "shoes". It would make sense if it were to be "poorly cared shoes" but the correct answer states "poorly cared 'for' shoes".
Please let me know if I'm wrong.