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Hi

Both words can function as adverbs with the same meaning. Are both sentences correct then? If so, any difference?

Is it used wrong?

Is it used wrongly?

Thanks
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No my dear wrong is an adverb itself. You shouldn't add -ly.
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AnonymousHi

Both words can function as adverbs with the same meaning. Are both sentences correct then? If so, any difference?

Is it used wrong?

Is it used wrongly?

Thanks
Hello Anon,

Both are correct. Remember the following rules - as an adverb:
1. wrong should always be on the right side of the verb it modifies.
2. wrongly could be on either side of the verb it modifies.

EX: 'He is wrong charged' is incorrect. 'He is wrongly charged' is correct.

Some idoms, however, use wrong instead of wrongly, such as: go wrong or do wrong.

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Hoa Thai
Hello Anon.

The dictionaries you sent write wrongly as title but explains wrong as an adverb. I should look it up too.
I'd say the use of wrongly is fairly rare in AmE. It would be common to hear or read "He was wrongly convicted", but "Is it used wrongly" would tend to sound overly formal.
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Hello guys,

Thanks for your comments.

Is it used wrong? Better as you said.

Is it used quick?

Is it used quickly?

The latter sounds better to me.

Is there a rule that helps me decide which form to choose?
Is it used wrongly?

I think that the above sentence is better.
AnonymousHello guys,

Thanks for your comments.

Is it used wrong? Better as you said.

Is it used quick?

Is it used quickly?

The latter sounds better to me.

Is there a rule that helps me decide which form to choose?
Hi Anon

My comments above were restricted to the words wrong and wrongly.

I find it difficult to imagine a scenario in which you might actually need the new sentence you've posted, however the word 'quickly' would be grammatically correct and would not sound overly formal. You might also hear 'quick' in very informal usage.
Sorry, I have no time at the moment to write more.
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