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XiaoDeng
Any differences? He's just plain carry. He's just falt out crazy. He's just downright crazy. plain crazy, flat out crazy, and downright crazy.
Sep 30, 2018 7:23 AM
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Hello Xiao Deng. I think these are practically the same in day-to-day usage.
September 30, 2018
No difference, but here in the UK, "flat out crazy" sounds incredibly weird and "plain crazy" is very rarely used. "Downright crazy" sounds the best.
September 30, 2018
No, these are not different.
September 30, 2018
Also note that 'downright' collocates with other words in interesting ways: - https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/downright Click on 'More example sentences' to see what I mean... The other two are interesting as well: - https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/flat_out - https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/plain Again, click on 'More example sentences' in definition (2) of 'flat out' and the same in definition (5) of 'plain'. Hope that helps.
September 30, 2018
XiaoDeng
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