Can someone please help me here. I can't figure out which sentence would be proper between these two:

I am really interested in cars.

or

I am real interested in cars.

In my mind the first sentence is correct but I guess I could be wrong........somebody please set me straight.

Thanks!

Brandon
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real


: VERY<was real glad to see her> -- not often in formal use


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Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm I guess I lost the bet then. That just sounds soooo wrong to me. Any other points of view?
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B_randonHmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm I guess I lost the bet then. That just sounds soooo wrong to me. Any other points of view?

What I said with that posting is that the 2nd sentence is informal, not that the first one is wrong. The 1st one is better.
Ick. I'm surprised to see that it's defined that way - even with the "not often in formal use." I would have expected "nonstandard."

You certainly HEAR it a lot, but I would have said it was nonstandard. Obviously, you and I are both wrong - but I strongly, strongly perfer "really."
which sentence would be proper
If you want proper, you'll have to go with "really".

CJ
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real


: VERY<was real glad to see her> -- not often in formal use


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I am “really” surprised by your answer. Verb is, by rule, modified by the adverb “really”, not “real” which is adjective.

B_randonHmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm I guess I lost the bet then. That just sounds soooo wrong to me. Any other points of view?
You've lost the bet.
Not really Yoong, if you have "really" followed all our discussions.Emotion: smile
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