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  1. Mehrgan's Avatar
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    Question '...look at somebody funny...'?

    Hi all,

    Would it be alright to say this in a sentence like the following one?

    '...he looks at me funny whenever I go past!'
    The question is, could 'funny' be an adverb in such sentences? And if yes, what does that exactly mean?


    Thanks a lot in advance!

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    Re: '...look at somebody funny...'?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mehrgan View Post
    Hi all,

    Would it be alright to say this in a sentence like the following one?

    '...he looks at me funny whenever I go past!'
    The question is, could 'funny' be an adverb in such sentences? And if yes, what does that exactly mean? He looks at me in a strange way.


    Thanks a lot in advance!
    Several dictionaries at OneLook Dictionary Search list funny as an adverb as well as an adjective.

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    Re: '...look at somebody funny...'?

    Yes, and here, it means strangely, not in an amused way.

    We say "funny strange, or funny ha-ha?" as a question to ask which people mean, sometimes.

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    Re: '...look at somebody funny...'?

    If someone looked at you funnily, it would suggest that they were trying to make you laugh and/or that they caused you to laugh.

    funnily1........funnily2

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