Daily Grammar

Bad vs. Badly

The adverb badly is used to tell how something is done. The adjective badThe adjective bad in this lesson is a predicate adjective (an adjective which comes after a linking verb and modifies the subject). Source: Lesson 155 is used to refer to health or feelings and to complete linking verbs such as seem, look, taste, smell.

Instructions: Choose the correct form for each of the following sentences.

1. Our football team played (bad, badly) last night.

Our football team played badly last night.

2. John felt (bad, badly) about the loss.

John felt bad about the loss.

3. The medicine doesn't taste too (bad, badly).

The medicine doesn't taste too bad.

4. Our science project went (bad, badly).

Our science project went badly.

5. The air in the sewer smelled (bad, badly).

The air in the sewer smelled bad.

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