Why use mauvais and not mal in this kwizik quizz sentence, please?

CherylC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Why use mauvais and not mal in this kwizik quizz sentence, please?

cette sorcière sent très mauvais -Cheryl
Asked 4 years ago
LauraKwiziq team member
Bonjour Cheryl, Mal is an adverb and mauvais is an adjective. If you said "elle sent mal" that would mean that her ability to smell was bad. Since what this sentence actually means is that the witch has a bad smell, you need the adjective mauvais.
CherylC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor
Merci Laura

Why use mauvais and not mal in this kwizik quizz sentence, please?

cette sorcière sent très mauvais -Cheryl

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