He arrived home safe
He arrived home safely.
What is the difference between the two sentences, for you?
There's more than one interpretation--even linguists disagree.
Ex: He arrived home safe.
1. an elliptical form for adverbial safe and sound
2. a verbal object; e.g., Apple's slogan Think Different
3. postverbal appositive; e.g., Think Big; Dress British, Think Yiddish.
4. non-Standard English; i.e., safe modifies the verb arrived, so it should be an adverb, safely, not an adjective.
Read more here, Who walks safe?
Oh, I thougt it is a more black-and-white issue.
It's a great example of language in flux.
Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary
chiefly US informal : in a safe way
▪ Be sure to drive safe. [=safely]
In the US, Canada, Australia and the UK, do teachers allow their students to use "safe" as an adverb?
My much beloved Daruma,
I would like to ask you a big favor. And the big favor is this:
I implore you on my bended knees with my hands folded not to dig up from archives the old threads I started. Instead, I suggest that you open your own ones. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
Originally Posted by svartnik
I'm afraid I should not, because my post is not sidetracked.
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