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    Usage of "personal"/"personally"

    Hello. I just wanted to know the exact difference between the words "personal" and "personally". Can one say "Do not take things personal" ?Or is it "Do not take things personally" ? Please help me figure out this term and its usage. It is very important for me to sort this out. Thank you.

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    Re: Usage of "personal"/"personally"

    Quote Originally Posted by Shane83
    Hello. I just wanted to know the exact difference between the words "personal" and "personally". Can one say "Do not take things personal" ?Or is it "Do not take things personally" ? Please help me figure out this term and its usage. It is very important for me to sort this out. Thank you.


    Hello Shane,

    You should use "Do not take things personally" since "personally" is an adverb relating to the verb "to take".

    "Personal" is an adjective. Examples:

    My personal property.
    My personal life.
    My personal views.
    My personal opinion.

    "Personally" - adverb.

    Personally, I prefer Chinese food.
    You may speak to me personally.



    Has this helped?



    Fieldmouse

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