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    #1

    He threw me a rope clumsily VS He threw a clumsy rope to me ?

    He threw me a rope clumsily.

    VS

    He threw a clumsy rope to me.

    Which one is correct?
    OR
    Are both wrong?

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    #2

    Re: He threw me a rope clumsily VS He threw a clumsy rope to me ?

    If you mean the movement of 'threw' was clumsy, then use the adverb 'clumsily'.

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    #3

    Re: He threw me a rope clumsily VS He threw a clumsy rope to me ?

    I am not a teacher.

    Polyester, if you've looked up 'clumsy' in the dictionary and found something like this, 'Difficult to handle or use; unwieldy' you could be mistaken for thinking that a rope could be clumsy, but that would not sound natural at all. If that is the sense you were after, you should use 'unwieldy'. If not, follow Matthew's advice.

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    Re: He threw me a rope clumsily VS He threw a clumsy rope to me ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Roman55 View Post
    'Difficult to handle or use; unwieldy'
    How about 'an awkward rope'?

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    #5

    Re: He threw me a rope clumsily VS He threw a clumsy rope to me ?

    So, no.1 is correct?

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    #6

    Re: He threw me a rope clumsily VS He threw a clumsy rope to me ?

    I think so, but I am not a teacher.

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    #7

    Re: He threw me a rope clumsily VS He threw a clumsy rope to me ?

    I would use "He clumsily threw me a rope".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: He threw me a rope clumsily VS He threw a clumsy rope to me ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    How about 'an awkward rope'?

    It doesn't work for me.

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    Re: He threw me a rope clumsily VS He threw a clumsy rope to me ?

    The adjective "awkard" usually goes with situations rather than things.

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    #10

    Re: He threw me a rope clumsily VS He threw a clumsy rope to me ?

    Given the context of someone throwing you a rope, with the throw being smooth but the aim wrong (so that the catcher had to run and pick it up), 'awkward' might work - but it would sound a bit odd.

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