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    Will17 is offline Senior Member
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    Cool in a real or really good mood

    Hello!

    I normally say : "I'm in a really good/bad mood".

    But today I heard someone say: "I'm in a real good mood".

    Google says they both exist....

    What do you think?

    Thank you very much.

    will

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    Default Re: in a real or really good mood

    Quote Originally Posted by Will17 View Post
    Hello!

    I normally say : "I'm in a really good/bad mood".

    But today I heard someone say: "I'm in a real good mood".

    Google says they both exist....

    What do you think?

    Thank you very much.

    will
    NOT A TEACHER.

    "Real" is much more common among young people in North America. Only "really" is correct, though.

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    Default Re: in a real or really good mood

    Quote Originally Posted by Allen165 View Post
    NOT A TEACHER.

    "Real" is much more common among young people in North America. Only "really" is correct, though.

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****


    Allen,

    (1) I read something quite interesting that I wish to share with you.

    (2) Many (many!!!) years ago, "real good mood" was correct

    because "real" modified "good mood." That is, the "good mood"

    was "real."

    (3) Then over the years, people started to feel that "real"

    belonged only to "good." And since "real" is an adjective, the

    powers that be decreed that we would now have to say "really

    good."

    (4) By the way, Allen, probably some people might claim that one

    should really (!!!) say "in a very good mood."

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