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    Default Real good or really good? Part-time or part-timely?

    My English teacher told us that, verbs should be followed by adverbs.

    By I keep hearing Americans say:
    It's real good.
    It's real cool.
    and:
    I work part-time.
    I work full-time.
    Shouldn't they be:
    It's really good/cool
    I work part-timely/full-timely.
    I'm so confused. And I wonder do Britishers speak like that too?

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    Default Re: Real good or really good? Part-time or part-timely?

    Standard American English:

    Ex: really good, really cool
    Ex: part-time, full-time

    The adverbial suffix -ly is often dropped in speech.

    To my knowledge, there part-timely, full-timely are not English.

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