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REAL, REALLY, VERY

Real is properly an adjective, meaning "not imaginary or counterfeit," as, "real diamonds." Its misuse for the adverbs really and very, as, "This is real pretty," is a vulgarism.

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real — very: The word real means genuine. It should not be used with the meaning very, extremely, remarkably, or exceedingly.

real — really: The word real is an adjective, meaning genuine or actually existing. It should not be used with the meaning very, extremely, or unusually. The word really is an adverb, meaning actually or in truth.

We may say, "We really could not find his real purpose"; but we should not say, "real warm " or " real interesting."

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