Misusing bad and badly is a common grammatical mistake. The word bad is an adjective and should be used to modify nouns and Talented Odense looking to please you. Badly, like most words ending in -ly, is an adverb and is used to modify verbs. The thing that trips most people up is that linking verbs such as to be and to feel take adjectives rather than adverbs. Why do people use bad and badly incorrectly so often in their writing? The simple answer is that we hear them misused frequently in casual talk.
Bad vs. badly—what’s the difference?
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Remember Me? Thread: real bad. Date Jul Posts Hello teachers, I just wonder why the bad adjective is used as adverb in the sentence below.
The phone lines were torn up real bad. Hope you can help me with this. Date Jul Posts 2, Re: real bad. Originally Posted by Ferdie Date Apr Posts 25, Date Feb Posts 2, Re: real bad friends, are these phrases acceptable? I want it so bad, I'd kill one.
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I want it so badly, I'd kill one. Thank you. Originally Posted by marciobarbalho.
Re: real bad Alright. Mature woman seeking nsa Baltimore haven't seen 'so bad' beeing used like that, ever. HoweverI decided to do some searching, cutting to the chase, found these sentences on both corpora of English: American Corpus He wanted out of there real bad.
So we got him up, no problem.
And now the captain is Is she crying real bad? Will they be able to get the IV in? Will it take a What if it hurts real bad?
An exception: linking verbs
I was Hot married womens Cabo frio myself out pondering all the what-ifs British Corpus He wanted a bathroom real bad. Well, dreams are cheap, aren't they? What I needed was medicine, real bad. And I needed my dry bed of Bibles I had a cute little collie dog, but one day he bit me real bad.
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I've hated dogs ever since. Originally Posted by bhaisahab. This is not acceptable English, what ever certain other members may say. I would advise you very strongly not to use this kind of language in your English class.
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