Poll: They took the news ____.

They took the news ____.

bad
badly
Either could be used.

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  • Comments: 3
  • Added: January 2007

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Comments:

Jenny

It is typically American to leave off the endings of words

Statuess

Agreed, 'bad' is just lazy American speak.

George

The sentence is very interesting. There's a new tendency of using adjectives instead of adverbs after nouns and verbs in American spoken language. So I guess that in a while the tendency will be borrowed by the Queen's English.

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