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    #1

    It started well and turned out terribly.

    'It started well and turned out terribly.'

    Is this sentence grammatically correct?

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    #2

    Re: It started well and turned out terribly.

    Yes

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    #3

    Re: It started well and turned out terribly.

    It is, but you could also use but there.

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    #4

    Re: It started well and turned out terribly.

    It started well and turned out terribly.
    Would it be okay to say "terrible" in place of terribly?

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    #5

    Re: It started well and turned out terribly.

    I think that would be a terrible idea. Use the adverb, terribly.

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    #6

    Re: It started well and turned out terribly.

    Thank you for the response, riquecohen. Is it wrong to place an adjective after "turn out"?

    The craft a hollowed-out construction paper heart pressed between two pieces of contact paper in which colorful tissue paper had been arranged turned out great. (Late-night baby steps led to Pinterest 
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    Should great be "greatly"?

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    #7

    Re: It started well and turned out terribly.

    Not always- in your example, the adjective is correct as it is describing the craft.

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    #8

    Re: It started well and turned out terribly.

    Thank you for the response, Tdol. I still don't understand why "turn out terribly" and "turn out great" are correct, or why "turn out terrible" and "turn out greatly" are incorrect or not always correct.

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