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    Dear Teacher,

    What's the difference between " wrong" and " wrongly" ?

    #1 I post it wrong.
    #2 I Post it wrongly.

    I think #1 is right but I don' t know why #2 is wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rainbow402 View Post
    Dear Teacher,

    What's the difference between " wrong" and " wrongly" ?

    #1 I post it wrong.
    #2 I Post it wrongly.

    I think #1 is right but I don' t know why #2 is wrong.
    you look beautiful but
    you did it beautifully
    wrongly=not correctly
    wrong= not correct

    here comes more:
    "'Right' and 'wrong' can be used informally as adverbs (and come after the verb, where 'rightly' and 'wrongly'--which are more formally correct-- can often appear either side of it). They mean 'correctly' and 'incorrectly' respectively".

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    "Wrong" can be an adverb too. I am still in the dark. Anyway, thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rainbow402 View Post
    "Wrong" can be an adverb too. I am still in the dark. Anyway, thank you.
    It was wrong(adv) at the time.
    It was wrongly said; he should have said "I was wrong(adv) to do that". He had used the wrong(adj) word.
    Wrongly is always an adverb and as such adds to the verb.
    Wrong, adverb or adjective, depends upon where it is used.
    The above examples may help you, but if you have specific examples you are still unsure about then come back here.

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    Apex:

    Thanks for your reply. i am still confused.

    What is the difference between below two sentences?

    #1 I post it wrong.
    #2 I Post it wrongly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rainbow402 View Post
    Apex:

    Thanks for your reply. i am still confused.

    What is the difference between below two sentences?

    #1 I post it wrong.
    #2 I Post it wrongly.
    Both are incorrect. In both cases wrong/ly are adverbs but do not connect to the verb to post. Think about these:
    1.I posted it the wrong way.
    1.I am posting it wrongly (in error/in direction or in time).
    1.I was wrong to post it.
    2. I am posting it wrongly.
    2. I wrongly posted it.
    2. I posted it wrongly.
    NB the tenses used.
    Does this help?

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    It was wrong(adv) at the time.
    Hello Apex,

    I think " wrong" in the above quote is adj rather than " adv".


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    Quote Originally Posted by apex2000 View Post
    Both are incorrect. In both cases wrong/ly are adverbs but do not connect to the verb to post. Think about these:
    1.I posted it the wrong way.
    1.I am posting it wrongly (in error/in direction or in time).
    1.I was wrong to post it.
    2. I am posting it wrongly.
    2. I wrongly posted it.
    2. I posted it wrongly.
    NB the tenses used.
    Does this help?
    What are the group 1 & 2? What is " NB"? Sorry, I don't really understand what you are talking about. Anyway, thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rainbow402 View Post
    Hello Apex,

    I think " wrong" in the above quote is adj rather than " adv".

    You must ask yourself if it is an adjective then which noun is it tied to. You will then see that it relates to 'was' from 'to be' and is taking the role of an adverb.

    The 1 and 2 relates to your 1 and 2. I was showing how your ideas should be put to correct your thoughts.
    Apologies for using NB. It is shorthand for the Latin 'nota bene' (mark well) which we frequently use when we want to draw someone's attention to an important point; in this case the tenses used.

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    Hello Apex,

    Thanks for your reply again.

    1. copula + adj. => predicative (This is what we learned in China)

    copula: be, seem, look etc.

    Maybe it is different deferent definition in UK? All right, I decide to follow you and treat them as adv. since genuine English language originated from England.


    2. I don't understood what you meant as below:

    cases wrong/ly are adverbs but do not connect to the verb to post
    Do you mean " adv" should be next to exactly to the verb?

    And I found another example from the Internet. Why is it okay?
    my original source had it wrong
    3. Thank you for telling me what NB is. It was not your fault. I didn't find it in my dictionary for the abbreviation but "Nota bene".

    I look forward to your kind help again. Thank you very much.

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