REAL Good or REALLY Good
The word real is generally used as an adjective that means “not invented/not artificial”:
- Don’t panic. It was just a dream. It’s not real.
- The prisoners made guns that looked real.
However, in informal English, real is also used as an adverb that means “very/really”:
- This soup tastes really good. (normal use)
- This soup tastes real good. (informal)
- It was really cold last night. (normal use)
- It was real cold last night. (informal)
- Do you like your new teacher?
- Yes, she’s really nice. (normal use)
- Yes, she’s real nice. (informal)
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