Recently I came across the word painstakingly. :shock: Now the ending -ly suggestets the word to be an adverb while -ing- referred to the present participle. But what about painstak- ? :?
How to seperate the syllabels? Pain-stak or pains-tak? Probably with with an e behind the k?
Well I started a thoroughful solid and careful investigation and found out that I had to research painstakingly!
What a word, if you investigate its sense.
P.S. Now I?ll pull up my stakes for today! Good night!