He misspoke that.
Can anyone explain what "He said that wrongly" means and why it's better than "He said that wrong?"
'Wrongly' is the grammatically correct form here, because it's an adverb, but most English speakers substitute the adjective 'wrong' these days, and 'wrongly' is falling out of use.
Ive never heard "wrongly" before as a native speaker.
Posted purely for the headline:
Oh wow maybe I wasn't thinking clearly. I hear it used in news all the time.
I've heard it, esp. as wrongly accused
I wonder about that too. It sounds more like he said something that he wasn't supposed to, rather than him having said something that is not true.
Indeed. Did he say that incorrectly? Or did he mistakenly say that? That is, did he say that by mistake when he did not mean to say that at all?
I tried "misstated," but Duo didn't like that.