She set her cup on the glass table, a bit too noisily.

Grammarly changed noisily to noisy. I think it should be noisily because it should modify the verb set.

However, there are instances where adjectives are used. E.g. Think different.

What's the correct option here?

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    Grammarly made a mistake; noisily is the correct word. Use of adjectives in place of adverbs is non-standard and should be avoided in normal writing. Apr 11, 2020 at 9:47
  • FWIW, grammarly does not change noisily to noisy for me, but it also doesn't flag "noisy" as an error. Have you tried without the comma?
    – James K
    Apr 11, 2020 at 10:56

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According to wiktionary, noisy can't be used as an adverb. It's always an adjective. So your sentence is grammatically correct.

Grammarly could interpret it a bit differently

She set her cup on the glass table, [she is (being)] a bit too noisy.

where noisy is the only correct choice.

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