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  1. Newbie
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    #1

    Which is the one?

    Which one is correct?

    The lesson went out of my head clean.
    The lesson went out of my head cleanly.

    Why?

  2. Soup's Avatar
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    #2

    Re: Which is the one?

    Quote Originally Posted by milfe View Post
    Which one is correct?

    The lesson went out of my head clean.
    The lesson went out of my head cleanly.

    Why?
    The adverb cleanly tells us how the lesson went out. Which means it modifies the verb, like so:


    • The lesson cleanly went out of my head.

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    #3

    Re: Which is the one?

    Quote Originally Posted by milfe View Post
    Which one is correct?

    The lesson went out of my head clean.
    The lesson went out of my head cleanly.

    Why?
    People often say, "It went clean out of my head".

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