Incorrectly, wrong(adv), wrongly; right(adv) VS rightly

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Wai_Wai

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What're the difference among the following:
- Incorrectly, wrong(adv), wrongly

How about:
- right(adv) VS rightly
 

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Re: Incorrectly, wrong(adv), wrongly

Wai_Wai said:
What're the difference among the following:
- Incorrectly, wrong(adv), wrongly

Before the verb
S/he was wrongly accused of the crime. (adverb)
=> The accusation wasn't true. It was a false accusation.

S/he incorrectly identified the species. (adverb)
=> The identification wasn't right/correct. It was incorrect.

At the end of sentence
2. S/he guessed wrong. (adverb)
=> The guess was not true. It was false.

3. S/he answered incorrectly. (adverb)
=> The answer was not right/correct. It was incorrect.

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Wai_Wai said:
From what you say, they are more or less the same in terms of meaning. But they differ in usage only. Right?

The opposite of that, actually. The difference has to do with whether or not the event is true/false or correct/incorrect. :wink:

Example
Pat: What's 2+2?
Sam: It's 3.
Pat: 3 is incorrect. :D (i.e., not correct) "4" is correct.
Pat: 3 is false. :?: (i.e., not the truth) "3" is the truth. :?:

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Wai_Wai said:
Francois said:
Yeah, "wrong" seems to work more often than not eg.
-- What's 2+2?
-- hem, 3?
-- Wrong! It's 5, airhead!

FRC

Yes, it is unusual that "wrong" cannot mean "incorrect".

Maybe you should offer FRC the original error :wink: (i.e., the sentence in which you used 'wrongly', but should have used 'incorrectly'.

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