- It was made beautiful
- It was made beautifully
- I'm hurt badly
- I'm hurt bad
Which one is correct? Since I know that in the active voice, we can use both with different meanings. Does the passive voice apply the same rule?
'It was made beautiful' means that something was not beautiful at first but you did things to it to cause it to be beautiful. Here 'beautiful' is an adjective.
'It was made beautifully' means that something was produced in a beautiful manner. Here 'beautifully' is an adverb.
'I am hurt badly' means that you are injured in a bad way, with 'badly' used as an adverb, while 'I am hurt bad' is not used in ordinary circumstances but may be used informally in American English to mean 'I am hurt badly', with 'bad' replacing 'badly' as the adverb.
Note that 'bad' is usually used as an adjective, as in 'Will is a bad boy'.