Never say

Posted by: Landyin Errors of Speech

“He feels badly, looks badly,” etc. Say bad.  You would not say “The apple looks goodly,” but good.

Rating 3.00 out of 5


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5 comments so far

1.  Margaret Law
October 17th, 2011 at 10:41 pm

Wrong actually: you could say “he feels badly about what he did” and it would OK (if he did actually feel badly)

2.  Linda M. McClure
October 18th, 2011 at 10:02 am

I feel goodly about that, thanks!

3.  Mary Gong
October 18th, 2011 at 2:12 pm

English is such a whacky language

4.  Margaret Law
October 18th, 2011 at 2:38 pm

Who is this person Badly that we’re all so busy groping?

5.  Linda M. McClure
October 18th, 2011 at 2:38 pm

Not sure, but I hope he works for the TSA.


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