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    treat someone kind/kindly

    Is it 'to treat someone kind' or 'to treat someone kindly'?
    I thought about Whitney Houston's famous song 'I will always love you' and she says 'I hope life treats you kind' therefore I am really interested if it's correct to say 'kindly' instead of 'kind'.

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    Re: treat someone kind/kindly

    It should be kindly, as treat should be followed by an adverb.
    Treat you well
    Treat you kindly
    Treat you nastily
    Hope it helps.

    Quote Originally Posted by allthewayanime View Post
    Is it 'to treat someone kind' or 'to treat someone kindly'?
    I thought about Whitney Houston's famous song 'I will always love you' and she says 'I hope life treats you kind' therefore I am really interested if it's correct to say 'kindly' instead of 'kind'.

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