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    sleeps

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    Should it be: She sleeps calm or She sleeps calmly.

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    Re: sleeps

    She sleeps calmly, secure in the knowledge that her conscience is clear.

    She sleeps, calm in the face of monstrous adversity.

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    Re: sleeps

    Quote Originally Posted by GUEST2008 View Post
    Hi

    Should it be: She sleeps calm or She sleeps calmly.

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    The word Calm only used to be one of these: V, N or Adj that it would not be including adverb one! So In sentence "She sleeps calmly" the writer describes 'how she sleeps' by using an adverb (Calm+ly) that can be looked upon as the qualifier word i.e. 'calmly'!
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    Re: sleeps

    Hi

    I asked this question because I wanted to compare:

    1. She looks nice (not: nicely)
    2. She sleeps calmly.

    In the first example adjective is the correct option, and in the second example the adverb is the correct option, despite the fact that both "looks" and "sleeps" are verbs.

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    Re: sleeps

    Quote Originally Posted by GUEST2008 View Post
    Hi

    I asked this question because I wanted to compare:

    1. She looks nice (not: nicely)
    2. She sleeps calmly.

    In the first example adjective is the correct option, and in the second example the adverb is the correct option, despite the fact that both "looks" and "sleeps" are verbs.
    Evidently, you have to draw an attention to the significances of both sentences you wrote! If we want to speak about these types of sentences with an adj or adv then that will need a long time just to write all one by one and then elaborating any of them!

    As adverb nicely is Standard, meaning “well, satisfactorily, acceptably, appropriately”: She was nicely dressed. He thanked his grandmother nicely. As adjective in predicate adjective position, nicely is at best dialectal: She looks nicely. Use nice instead. But compare

    If "nicely" was used instead of nice in the first sentence, it means She is a good-looking girl! But when "nice" replaces with nicely, it will be giving a completely different meaning from the former one so that She is supposed to be a nice guy whether it'd be true or not!

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    Quote Originally Posted by proof.beh View Post
    If "nicely" was used instead of nice in the first sentence, it means She is a good-looking girl! But when "nice" replaces with nicely, it will be giving a completely different meaning from the former one so that She is supposed to be a nice guy whether it'd be true or not!
    Are you sure? I would say that: She looks nicely would mean that the way she looks at me or at something else is just nice, so she looks at the things in a nice way.

    On the other hand: She looks nice, in my opinion, would mean that she is a nice girl or she is nicely dressed or something else, her appearance is just nice, and it has nothing to do with the way she looks at something like in the first example.

    That's how I see it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GUEST2008 View Post
    Are you sure? I would say that: She looks nicely would mean that the way she looks at me or at something else is just nice, so she looks at the things in a nice way.

    On the other hand: She looks nice, in my opinion, would mean that she is a nice girl or she is nicely dressed or something else, her appearance is just nice, and it has nothing to do with the way she looks at something like in the first example.

    That's how I see it!
    can you chalange:

    feel bad and
    feel badly?

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    Quote Originally Posted by banderas View Post
    can you chalange:

    feel bad (= feel ill) and
    feel badly?
    Years ago, you could say I feel badly meaning I feel ill, or She looks nicely meaning She looks the way it makes her attractive. Modern English allows us to use only adjectives with linking verbs (feel, look, etc).

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    Re: sleeps

    Quote Originally Posted by engee30 View Post
    Years ago, you could say I feel badly meaning I feel ill, or She looks nicely meaning She looks the way it makes her attractive. Modern English allows us to use only adjectives with linking verbs (feel, look, etc).
    is "feel badly" always incorrect appart from the meaning: "feel ill"?

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    Re: sleeps

    Quote Originally Posted by banderas View Post
    is "feel badly" always incorrect appart from the meaning: "feel ill"?
    It is correct to say: I feel badly. Because the badly is here an adverb.

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