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    Default feeling bad vs. feeling badly

    I have been feeling badly since he lost his job.
    I have been feeling bad since he lost his job.

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    Which one is correct? Bad or badly?

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    Default Re: feeling bad vs. feeling badly

    Bad.
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    Default Re: feeling bad vs. feeling badly

    Thank you.

    Can "feeling badly" be used in different contexts?

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    Default Re: feeling bad vs. feeling badly

    Quote Originally Posted by sb70012 View Post
    Thank you.

    Can "feeling badly" be used in different contexts?
    As a practical matter no. The reason we need an adjective (bad) there is because "feel" is functioning as a linking verb. We could only use an adverb (badly) after "feel" if "feel" were an action verb -- referring to the sense of touch. However, if there were something wrong with someone's sense of touch, it would be unlikely to describe that as "feeling badly".

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