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Misusing bad and badly is a common grammatical mistake. The word bad is an adjective and should be used to modify nouns and pronouns. 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.
Grammarly can save you from misspellings, grammatical and punctuation mistakes, and other writing issues on all your favorite websites. The test is something she has done , and to do is an action verb.
So it would be appropriate to use an adverb ending in -ly to describe how she has done. She did badly on the test. She did bad on the test. That was a bad test for Amanda. In this sentence, bad is used because it is an adjective modifying the noun test. This is a bad restaurant.
Grumpsalot is a bad teacher. Bad dog! If you rewrote these sentences so that verbs were being modified describing how the verbs were being done , we would use badly instead. This restaurant cooks badly. Grumpsalot teaches badly. My dog behaves badly. Linking verbs such as to be and to feel can be used with adjectives because they describe a state rather than an action. My dog is badly.
My dog is bad. My dog smells bad. My dog smells badly. The only circumstance under which the second sentence could be deemed correct is an unlikely one: My dog, due to some kind of infirmity or injury, has a reduced ability to smell.
I feel bad. I feel badly. Again, it is far more likely that what you want to express is the negative emotional or physical state you are in I feel bad. Real-time suggestions, wherever you write. Bad vs. Grammar What Is a Compound Sentence? Grammar The Basics of Clauses in English. Writing, grammar, and communication tips for your inbox. Write with confidence. Get real-time suggestions wherever you write.I want some real bad
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Bad vs. Badly—What’s the Difference?