Poll: He hurt me ____
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- Added: March 2004
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"He hurt me badly" means "he tried to hurt me, but wasn't very good at it".
i want to study English very well.
MrTrilby, no, it means that he hurt me in such a way that I have scars and bruises on my body.
Well, what does 'badly' mean here, 'poorly,' 'extensively,' 'severely,' etc.?
It has to be Badly because Word Perfect says 'Normally an adjective like bad doesn't modify a verb.'
Badly, based on the fact that you could rearrange the sentence into the passive form 'I was badly hurt by him'.