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    did poorly to

    a. I did poorly to help him.
    b. I did badly to help him.
    c. I did wrong to help him.
    d. I did wrongly to help him.

    In which of the above cases
    1. I did the wrong thing to help him. I shouldn't have helped him.

    and in which

    2. I didn't help him properly. I didn't help him the way I should have.

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    Re: did poorly to

    1- c (I would use 'I was wrong to help him')
    2 I would change it for this meaning to something like 'I didn't help him well', 'I give him as much help as I could have' or 'I wasn't much help'.

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