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1-The house in which I am living is built badly.
2-The house in which I am living is badly built.

Is there a difference between these two sentences?
 
  • Lexiphile

    Senior Member
    England English
    I don't think there is a difference. Unlike the bombing in the earlier thread, the result with building is the same whether it is done with insufficient skill (as in bombed badly) or the result is bad (as in badly bombed).

    That said, I would normally use sentence 2 simply because it rolls more easily off the tongue.
     

    Phil-Olly

    Senior Member
    Scotland, English
    Interesting, though, to ponder the difference between:

    This house badly needs painted

    and

    This house needs painted badly

    (although I can't think of any real situation where you would use the second one!)

    - Phil
     

    Sylentia

    Senior Member
    English(UK)/Italian - bilingual
    Interesting, though, to ponder the difference between:

    This house badly needs painted

    and

    This house needs painted badly

    (although I can't think of any real situation where you would use the second one!)

    - Phil
    Both your sentences are grammatically incorrect.

    Either use: This house badly needs to be painted.
    or
    This house badly needs paint.

    The second one would be: This house needs to be painted badly.
    or
    This house needs paint badly.
     

    Lexiphile

    Senior Member
    England English
    Both your sentences are grammatically incorrect.

    Either use: This house badly needs to be painted.
    or
    This house badly needs paint.

    The second one would be: This house needs to be painted badly.
    or
    This house needs paint badly.
    That's all very true, Sylentia, but being a resident of the British Isles, Phil would probably have prefered
    This house badly needs painting
    or
    This house needs painting badly.

    And unlike Phil, I can immagine someone saying the latter -- probably slowly paced, with each word stressed and an exclamation point at the end. Even so, it might provoke some strange looks.
    Lexi
     
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