Answer to English Grammar Question 520

What do you make of people using the word "real," as in "he did real good," (yes, I know that "good" is also incorrect)or, "real simple"?

From member: Lauren in USA


Answer

This is often heard in the USA in spoken English and is an accepted form in spoken American English (but not written American English.)
In the United Kingdom and Australia, for example, you would not use this either in spoken or written English. Have a look at the article in the Online English Grammar about the different varieties of English.



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