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  1. ltdangkhoa

    Smile Is this sentence correct?

    "They friendly correct my mistakes".
    Help me to correct this sentence. Thank you very much.

  2. Mr_K's Avatar
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    Re: Is this sentence correct?

    We rather use friendly as an adverb with words like 'way' or 'manner': "They correct my mistakes in a friendly way."

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    Re: Is this sentence correct?

    Hi there, I'm not a native speaker or teacher

    However, the word "friendly" is not an adverb though it looks so: rather, it is an ADJECTIVE.
    - a friendy smile
    -Anne is so friendly towards Bob.
    -friendly relations
    -friendly voice
    -She is very friendly & helpful.

    It can also be used as a noun, incidentlly.

    friendly2 plural friendlies [countable] British English
    a game played for pleasure or practice, and not because it is important to win (Longman dictionary)


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    Re: Is this sentence correct?

    1. You mean friendliness (noun). Friendlies as a noun can only refer to sport.
    2. The word friendly ends in -ly but it is not an adverb. The adverb can be made up for either:
    In a friendly way or
    warmly, cordially....

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    Re: Is this sentence correct?

    They friendly correct my mistakes.
    They kindly corrected my mistakes.

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    Re: Is this sentence correct?

    Thank Casiopea, you kindly corrected my mistake.

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