[Grammar] Can we use adverbs of manner with stative verbs?

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Use adverbs of manner when you are describing or giving more information about action verbs.
The ILI English Series, High-intermediate 1, page 23

As far as I know love is a stative verb. Is there anything wrong with the following sentence:
I love her madly.
 
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I don't find it very natural though I can't say it's grammatically wrong. You'll certainly hear "I'm madly in love with him/her".
 

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That's absolutely fine.
 

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If "badly" were an adverb of manner in "I miss her badly", the opposite would be "I miss her well". That isn't the case. "I miss her badly" means "I miss her a lot" or "I miss her and that really hurts me".
 

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They are not. I meant to say that - I have now corrected my slip. Sorry
Thanks! Lesson learned: not all adverbs ending in -ly are manner adverbs. An English teacher who's still a learner! :cry:
 
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