I dislike people that use 'literally' wrong.

  • It is obvious that you need an adverb – Cardinal Jun 13 '16 at 20:55
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    I forgot about our quality standards, so I answered. But usually you are expected to show some effort on your part. For example, do you think it is wrong or right and why? This is for future reference. – Em. Jun 13 '16 at 21:17
  • Depends on what dialect the person speaks. Incorrect can be a 'flat adverb' (which means an adverb that doesn't end in -ly) in some dialects or just to some speakers. Standard English probably wants it to be incorrectly. – Alan Carmack Jun 14 '16 at 0:19

You are using "wrong" and "incorrect" as modifiers for "use" and so they need to be adverbs.

I dislike people that use something wrongly.
I dislike people that use something incorrectly.

would be standard ways of using the adverbs.

  • You are correct. However, "wrong" is often used in speech instead of "wrongly" (which seems a little stilted to my ears), but "incorrect" is (practically?) never used instead of "incorrectly". Hence "incorrect" is wrong-er [sorry!] than "wrong". – John Burger Jun 14 '16 at 5:07
  • If you use "wrong", though correct, it may introduce an ambiguity. For example, "use a spoon wrong" is unambiguous, but in "use something wrong" is the something inappropriate, or is the use incorrect? I was erring on the side of generality to avoid individual cases. – Peter Jun 14 '16 at 7:07

I dislike people that use 'literally' wrong.

This is ok! The word wrong acts an an adverb, so the sentence is grammatical.

I dislike people that use 'literally' incorrect.

This is not ok! It is grammatically incorrect because incorrect behaves as an adjective. We need an adverb here. It should be written as

I dislike people that use 'literally' incorrectly.

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