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    #1

    is it correct?

    I came across this sentence and I would like to know why 'real' and 'careful' are used instead of their adverbs 'really' , 'carefully'.


    ' Today we must act real careful around the boss.'

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    Re: is it correct?

    Because in real life, people don't use proper grammar. They don't always talk so good.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #3

    Re: is it correct?

    In other words the adverb would be the right choice?

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    #4

    Re: is it correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by allthewayanime View Post
    In other words the adverb would be the right choice?
    Yes, it would.

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    Re: is it correct?

    Yes, but you'll hear lots of combinations of adjective/adverb in that kind of sentence.

    We must act real careful around the boss.
    We must act really careful around the boss.
    We must act really carefully around the boss.

    For me, "real careful" has an AmE influence (as in I think it was introduced to BrE by AmE).

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