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Is there anything wrong with the following phrase? "It cost less to reuse boxes than to buy new ones."
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Annette, who loves to cook, asks...
Is it correct to say "I feel bad about that" or "I feel badly about that"
Anne answers...
You say, "I feel badly about that." The word "badly" is an adverb and adverbs modify verbs. In this case, the verb "feel." "Bad" is an adjective, and adjectives modify nouns. There is no noun in that sentence.
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