a <bad><badly> written sentence

Alice Wang

Member
Chinese
Hey guys,
Which one do you think is correct:a bad-written sentence or a badly-written sentence?
Or,are they both OK?


Thanks in advance!
 
  • bibliolept

    Senior Member
    AE, Español
    "Badly written" is both correct and idiomatic. Most English speakers would, I think, instinctively not combine "bad" and "written" into "bad written" even in casual or informal speech. The hyphen is not normally used.

    "Poorly written sentence" is also common.
     

    Alice Wang

    Member
    Chinese
    "Badly written" is both correct and idiomatic. Most English speakers would, I think, instinctively not combine "bad" and "written" into "bad written" even in casual or informal speech. The hyphen is not normally used.

    "Poorly written sentence" is also common.
    I got it,thanks a lot~
     
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