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    #1

    strict with

    I'm confused by sentence #1, so I rewrite it as #2. How to correct #1? In #3 and #4, which is better?

    1. She often criticizes me for the things I do wrongly or doing things in a wrong way.
    2. If I do something wrong, she will condemn my foolish behavior.
    3. Although sometimes she is too strict with me, I am very appreciative of the admonitions and concerns she gives me.
    4. Although she is sometimes a bit strict with me, I appreciate her admonitions and concerns.

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    #2

    Re: strict with

    For #1, I would end the sentence with "wrongly". Actually, I would use "wrong".

    I prefer #4 over #3.

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    #3

    Re: strict with

    Quote Originally Posted by contiluo View Post
    How to correct #1?
    I would use 'How should I' or 'How can I' instead of 'How to' in a question, but I am not teacher.

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    #4

    Re: strict with

    Do you mean I should correct #1 as:

    She often criticizes me for the things I do wrongly. or
    She often criticizes me for the things I do wrong.

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    #5

    Re: strict with

    As I said, I would use "wrong". "Wrongly" is not incorrect, but it is not very common, at least in AmE.

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    #6

    Re: strict with

    I am not a teacher.


    I would use the adverb 'wrong' too. 'Wrongly' doesn't mean the same thing.


    If you do something wrong you're not doing it right, which, I think, is the intended meaning.


    If you do something wrongly you should not have done it.

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    #7

    Re: strict with

    Quote Originally Posted by Roman55 View Post
    If you do something wrongly you should not have done it.
    If so, does the following mean that the sentence should not have been translated?
    'The sentence had been wrongly translated.' - quoted from http://www.oxfordlearnersdictionarie...ngly?q=wrongly

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    #8

    Re: strict with

    No, it means the translation was inaccurate.

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    #9

    Re: strict with

    I thought so too. And I think the following doesn't mean he should not have made an assumption.
    'He assumed, wrongly, that she did not care.'── quoted from http://www.oxfordlearnersdictionarie...ngly?q=wrongly

    Not a teacher.

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    #10

    Re: strict with

    I agree.

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