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re: Grammar in "Left in the Dark"

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Dr_Rock 07:48 am MST 01/26/07
In reply to: Grammar in "Left in the Dark" - Vin 07:27 am MST 01/26/07

Pedantically speaking it does mean that and 'badly' shouldn't be used there. But I think we all understand what Jim means by that line, and I think if you closely examine most songs (especially pop and hip-hop ones) you'll find some grammatical errors.

Will

> Listening to LitD this morning, and this line struck me:
>
> I needed you oh so badly tonight
>
> "Badly" being an adverb, doesn't this mean that the
> speaker is doing a poor job of "needing."
>
> Shouldn't this properly be "needed you oh so bad" ?

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