He lives separate from her.
He lives separately from her.
Which one is correct?
Are these sentences correct?
Please define them with meanings.
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The grammatically correct one is the one using the adverb: "He lives separately from her."
Adverbs modify verbs, adjectives, and other adverbs. In this case, the verb 'lives' is being modified by the adverb 'separately'.
How to check if 'separately' really modifies 'lives'? It is through asking if "separately [from her]" answers the question "How does he live?" according to the context.
It would be "separately" - separately is an adverb, (because it ends in "ly"), but separate is an adjective.
Adverbs describe verbs (these are correct):
He runs quickly
He lives separately (from her)
However, you could say:
He lives in a separate house
Because then, separate is describing the house, and is an adjective.