Does the short neuter form of adjectives always automatically constitute the corresponding adverb, or are there cases of the short neuter form and the adverb having different forms/stress patterns?

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Равный yields the short neuter равнó but the adverb is рáвно. I think there are other adverbs that don't follow suit when the corresponding short adjective shifts stress to the last syllable.

Then, most passive participles with the suffix -нн- lose the second н in the short form, while the adverb keeps it geminated: растерянныйобщество растеряно, but растерянно улыбнуться. That can also be accompanied by a non-matching stress shift: определенó (adj.) vs. определённо (adv.)

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    бОльно vs. больнО.
    – Matt
    Commented Jul 29, 2016 at 4:52
  • There is no such form больнО. You probably meant вольнО: "вольнО ж без работы гулять"
    – ddbug
    Commented Jul 29, 2016 at 21:49
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    @ddbug: больно надо vs. животное больно.
    – Quassnoi
    Commented Jul 29, 2016 at 22:05

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