Interesting… or maybe not. Either way, it helped me choose which to use for an essay. Thanks, Jonah! Pretty sure that both words are correct, even in American English. Empirical evidence in text found on internet can hardly be transposed as factual rules. The fact that the number of people choosing to use the adjective form of the word does not make the adverbial form erroneous. Furthermore how many of the text using the adjective form are in error and should in fact have used the adjective?
Thank you for your timely comments.
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As I am preparing the most important motion in an unprecedented case, Your input was timely. I really would have expected the reverse of what your research found. Hi, thanks for this article. In fact it looks like quite an archaic word more at home in a Shakespearean play than in real life.
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I do write and publish in English. Even the U. No clear reason for the -st, but since 19c.
You wait, with the current level of blind ignorance, somethink, nothink and everythink etc. Guess we know who has pie on their face now!
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Take you pick and watch the grammar since one form is only an adverb. I have been reading American novels of late and have come across words that I never heard of!
Unbeknownst dictionary definition | unbeknownst defined
Unbeknownst is one such word! Excellent and invaluable. It amazes me that grammar always sparks such heated and yet, for obvious reasons, grammatically correct debate across the Internet. My PC has duly underlined it with a red squiggle as I wrote it just now.
Whatever next? Used with to : Our cousin had been ill for years, unbeknownst to the family.
Switch to new thesaurus. Mentioned in? References in classic literature? Perhaps they were afraid that their wives had come from Home unbeknownst. The fourth said that he had acted on the impulse of the moment. View in context. But she must have tipped them off unbeknownst to me, and they knew just what to do.
Au contraire, if we can manage to stow ourselves away unbeknownst , half the battle will be won.
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Unbeknownst to him, Jacob decides to reach out to Maya by trying to apply for a prison visiting order. SOAP watch. However, unbeknownst to the cosmetics company, the Chinese suppliers obtained the materials from North Korea.