View Poll Results: Which one is correct?

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  • I spelt it wrong.

    9 90.00%
  • I spelt it wrongly.

    1 10.00%
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  1. Casiopea's Avatar

    • Join Date: Sep 2003
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    #1

    incorrectly ~ wrong(ly)

    Now consider a similar structure, "I spelt it incorrectly." What's the difference between,

    [1] I spelt it wrong.
    [2] I spelt it incorrectly.

    Is [3] acceptable? If not, why?

    [3] I spelt it wrongly.


    • Join Date: Jan 2006
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    #2

    Re: incorrectly ~ wrong(ly)

    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
    Now consider a similar structure, "I spelt it incorrectly." What's the difference between,

    [1] I spelt it wrong.
    [2] I spelt it incorrectly.

    Is [3] acceptable? If not, why?

    [3] I spelt it wrongly.
    [1] is acceptable, because ''wrong'' is both adjective and adverb. it has to be an adverb in this sentence.

    [3] doesn't sound good to me. I prefer to use [1].
    Last edited by lhn; 06-Mar-2006 at 17:48.

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