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    #1

    deliberate bad v. deliberately bad

    I am confusing between deliberate and deliberately. Would you like to explain for this sentence why it is "delibereately" but not "deliberate". I think it should have been "deliberate" because deliberate is an adjective and there should stand an adjective.

    "The second one sounds like a deliberately bad pun."

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    Re: deliberate bad v. deliberately bad

    Quote Originally Posted by hhtt21 View Post
    I am confusing confused between deliberate and deliberately. Would you like to Will you please explain why for this sentence why it is uses "deliberately" rather than "delibereately" but not "deliberate". I think it should have been "deliberate" because deliberate is an adjective and there should stand an adjective belongs there.

    "The second one sounds like a deliberately bad pun."

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    Note my corrections. A pun can be bad, in which case it's a bad [adjective] pun. If you create a bad pun on purpose, you've made a deliberately [adverb modifying "bad"] bad pun. If you create a pun on purpose, you've made a deliberate [adjective modifying "pun"] ​pun.
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    Re: deliberate bad v. deliberately bad

    Quote Originally Posted by hhtt21 View Post
    Would you like to please explain for this sentence why it is "deliberately" but not "deliberate" in that sentence?

    The second one sounds like a deliberately bad pun.
    Here, "deliberately" is an adverb modifying the adjective "bad." See GoesStation's explanation above.

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    The second one sounds like a deliberate, bad pun.
    Here, "deliberate" is an adjective modifying (along with the other adjective "bad") the noun "pun."
    The pun is deliberate and bad.

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    Re: deliberate bad v. deliberately bad

    Where is the lined format which you use to cross my writing mistakes?

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    Re: deliberate bad v. deliberately bad

    Click on Go Advanced and the strike-out option looks like this: ABC.

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    Re: deliberate bad v. deliberately bad

    Note that 'deliberate' can also be verb, meaning to think about something carefully.

    The jury deliberated for several hours before reaching a verdict.
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    Re: deliberate bad v. deliberately bad

    No disrespect Skrej, but how is that relevant to the above discussion?

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    Re: deliberate bad v. deliberately bad

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    No disrespect Skrej, but how is that relevant to the above discussion?
    It is just about deliberate but this kind of information is useful for me as a learner.

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    Re: deliberate bad v. deliberately bad

    Quote Originally Posted by hhtt21 View Post
    It is just about deliberate but this kind of information is useful for me as a learner.

    Thank you.
    Yes, it's the same word you asked about, just as yet another part of speech.

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    No disrespect Skrej, but how is that relevant to the above discussion?
    Unless I'm reading a completely different thread, the OP asked about 'deliberate' as different parts of speech. It seems relevant to point out how it can also be other parts of speech.
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    Re: deliberate bad v. deliberately bad

    Note that the verb deliberate is pronounced differently from the noun. The verb rhymes with "the liver ate". The last vowel in the noun is a schwa.
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