real / really

real / really
   Real is a variant of really used in dialectal areas (like the Southern US) where adverbs are not distinguished from adjectives: She sings real good, in standard English is: She sings really well.
   Really is an intensifying adverb: Gwendolyn was really tired after playing outside all day.

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