Which is correct bad or badly?

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. So it would be appropriate to use an adverb ending in -ly to describe how she has done . . . and unfortunately for Amanda, it is badly. She did badly on the test.

Is it correct to say really badly?

Real and bad can be used as both adjectives and adverbs. Real holds the same meaning as really, meaning very. And bad, on the other hand, is both an adjective and an adverb. Thus, ‘real bad’ or ‘really badly’ literally mean ‘very badly’.

How do you use badly in a sentence?

The failure reflects badly on the administration. She wanted the job badly. I’m badly in need of a vacation. His fingers were badly frozen.

Is I feel badly for him correct grammar?

To feel badly implies that your sense of touch is not right. When you are referring to a sense of touch, then badly is used as an adverb describing the verb to feel or touch. The correct way to say the sentence is, “I feel bad for him because he didn’t make the cut.”

Does one feel badly or bad?

Is It ‘Feel Bad’ or ‘Feel Badly’? Feel bad is the grammatically correct version when describing that you don’t feel well physically or emotionally. “Feel,” like all other sense verbs, can double as an action verb or a “linking verb,” where it connects the subject with a clause describing the subject.

What can I say instead of so badly?

What is another word for so bad?

extremely bad so atrocious
so awful so disgraceful
so dreadful so hopeless
so laughable so lousy
so pathetic so poor

Do badly examples?

It didn’t do badly by itself, either. He didn’t do badly before that, either. Labour will do badly this Thursday, in local and European elections, and deserves to do badly. The PPP looked set to do badly in Saturday’s vote.

Is so badly proper grammar?

There’s no subtle grammatical point, here. The verb, want, is being modified, so you need an adverb (“badly”). The reason you hear “I want it so bad” is just because a lot of people often use adjectives where they should use adverbs.

Can we say so badly?

Re: so bad/so badly Badly is an adverb and correct grammatically. Bad is an adjective and although it is in common use it’s wrong. Yes, but why do people use “bad” sometimes and I mean native speakers.

Is badly an adverb?

However, “badly” is an adverb, not an adjective. If the person really does feel badly (the adverb), it means he has deficient tactile abilities or perhaps a calloused soul incapable of doing a very good job of feeling.

Do you smell bad or badly?

Some might argue that “you smell bad” means that you smell of badness – a ‘bad’ piece of meat can give off a smell of being ‘bad’. We all smell. Some of us don’t smell “good”, or even “well”, we just smell normal.

Does it ‘feel bad’ or ‘feel badly’?

The answer is: no . Like ‘be’ or ‘look’, ‘feel’ is a linking verb. That means that “I feel bad” is correct-just like “I feel sad” (rather than “I feel sadly”) or “that looks delicious” (rather than “that looks deliciously”).

Are ‘to be’ verbs really that bad?

The weakness of a “to be” verb or a general verb doesn’t make it bad; it just makes it less communicative. It has less of an impact than a strong verb. But as we mentioned before, sometimes a weak verb is honestly the best fit. Think of dialogue, for example.