Bad vs Badly - English Grammar - Teaching Tips


In this video we explain the difference in using "bad" and "badly". The key difference is that 'bad' is used as an adjective and 'badly' as an adverb. Therfore, 'bad' describes that something is not good, while 'badly' refers to something that is done in a bad manner, harmfully or in correctly. A good example sentence for 'bad' would be "Jenny had a car accident today. This is bad". Let's look at an example for 'badly': "Austin behaved badly". I'm sure you'll never confuse the two words again.

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I found that this unit had some particularly interesting sample activities to use with the class - using the past tense can seem pretty straight foward for a native speaker yet this lesson reminded me about some of the common mistakes and how important it is to use the correct tense as it makes what it's being told easier to understand and more interesting.This unit gives me a clear idea about modal auxiliary verbs and relative clauses. I am able to learn the basic rules guiding the usage of modal auxiliary verbs which are related to expressing obligation, possibility, permission, ability, and advice. I am also able to learn from this unit the teaching ideas applicable to modal auxiliary and relative clauses.