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Hi

Two questions:

Which one is right?

She treated her own children different.

OR

She treated her own children differently.

And is it possible to say: "She was to never open her eyes again"

Thanks a lot!

- Simon
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AnonymousShe treated her own children different.
OR
She treated her own children differently.
Both are used but only the second one is right as an adverb is definitely needed here.
Anonymous "She was to never open her eyes again"
I have no idea how common or natural this is but I see nothing wrong with it. However, many people will disagree since there has been disagreement concerning the split infinitive for at least 400 years. Some think splitting infintives is all right, some think it isn't.

CB
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AnonymousWhich one is right?

She treated her own children different.

OR

She treated her own children differently.
The second.
AnonymousAnd is it possible to say: "She was to never open her eyes again"
Yes, but if you say it at my house, you'll never be invited back again.

She was never to open her eyes again.

CJ
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Actually, the excact sentence is:

"However, her own children, Ida and Elsie, she would treat quite different/differently".

Is it still differently?
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AnonymousIs it still differently?
Yes.

CJ
There is no debate. People, who knows why, keep claiming there is one. Authoritative sources from a hundred years ago were already trying to squelch the pseudo-rule. See Steven Pinker's The Sense of Style for a great recent treatment.