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bad/badly

Bad is an adjective. It may precedethe noun it modifies (a bad experience),or it may follow a form of be or other linking verbssuch as feel and look. Badly is an adverb and follows action verbs.


Our team could have looked bad if we'dmissed the deadline.

He scored badly on the placementexam.


Literally, "I feel badly" would mean that your sense of touch wasdefective. See also the entry for good/well.

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