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Propperly vs. Properly: Mastering the Correct Spelling

Edited by Huma Saeed || By Sawaira Riaz || Published on December 22, 2023
Propperly is an incorrect spelling; the correct spelling is properly. Properly means in a correct or suitable way.

Which is correct: Propperly or Properly

How to spell Properly?

Propperly is Incorrect

Properly is Correct

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Key Differences

Associate properly with 'proper manner.'
Sawaira Riaz
Dec 22, 2023
Think of 'erly' as in 'early' with a 'p' after 'pro.'
Sawaira Riaz
Dec 22, 2023
Visualize 'proper' plus 'ly' to form properly.
Janet White
Dec 22, 2023
Properly has one 'p' like 'proper.'
Sawaira Riaz
Dec 22, 2023
Remember 'pro' as in professional, then add 'perly.'
Huma Saeed
Dec 22, 2023
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Properly Definitions

In a correct or suitable manner.
He properly aligned the documents.
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Dec 08, 2023
With appropriateness or correctness.
She dressed properly for the interview.
Janet White
Dec 08, 2023
Accurately or fittingly.
The machine was properly calibrated.
Janet White
Dec 08, 2023
In a manner respecting social norms.
They behaved properly at the event.
Aimie Carlson
Dec 08, 2023
Adequately or sufficiently.
The instructions were properly explained.
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Dec 08, 2023
Characterized by appropriateness or suitability; fitting
The proper knife for cutting bread.
Not a proper moment for a joke.
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Dec 08, 2023
Called for by rules or conventions; correct
The proper form for a business letter.
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Dec 08, 2023
Strictly following rules or conventions, especially in social behavior; seemly
A proper lady.
A proper gentleman.
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Dec 08, 2023
Belonging to one; own
Restored to his proper shape by the magician.
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Dec 08, 2023
Characteristically belonging to the being or thing in question; peculiar
An optical effect proper to fluids.
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Dec 08, 2023
Being within the strictly limited sense, as of a term designating something
The town proper, excluding the suburbs.
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Dec 08, 2023
(Ecclesiastical) For use in the liturgy of a particular feast or season of the year.
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Dec 08, 2023
(Mathematics) Of or relating to a subset of a given set when the set has at least one element not in the subset.
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Dec 08, 2023
Worthy of the name; true
Wanted a proper dinner, not just a snack.
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Dec 08, 2023
Out-and-out; thorough
A proper whipping.
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Dec 08, 2023
Thoroughly
Beat the eggs good and proper.
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Dec 08, 2023
The portion of the liturgy that varies according to the particular feast or season of the year.
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Dec 08, 2023
In a proper manner, appropriately, suitably; correctly, justifiably
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Dec 08, 2023
(obsolete) individually; in one's own manner.
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Dec 08, 2023
(colloquial) Entirely; extremely; thoroughly.
I was properly tired after that party.
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Dec 08, 2023
In a proper manner; suitably; fitly; strictly; rightly; as, a word properly applied; a dress properly adjusted.
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Dec 08, 2023
Individually; after one's own manner.
Now, harkeneth, how I bare me properly.
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Dec 08, 2023
In the right manner;
Please do your job properly!
Can't you carry me decent?
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Dec 08, 2023
With reason or justice
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FAQs

What is the pronunciation of properly?

Pronounced as /ˈprɒ.pər.li/ in American English.
Sawaira Riaz
Dec 22, 2023

Why is it called properly?

It's called properly because it denotes the manner of being correct or appropriate.
Sawaira Riaz
Dec 22, 2023

What is the plural form of properly?

Adverbs like properly do not have plural forms.
Janet White
Dec 22, 2023

Which conjunction is used with properly?

Conjunctions are context-based; common ones include 'and' and 'but.'
Janet White
Dec 22, 2023

Is properly an abstract noun?

No, it's not a noun; it's an adverb.
Sawaira Riaz
Dec 22, 2023

What is the verb form of properly?

Properly is an adverb, derived from the adjective 'proper.'
Huma Saeed
Dec 22, 2023

What is the root word of properly?

The root word is 'proper.'
Janet White
Dec 22, 2023

Which vowel is used before properly?

The vowel 'e' is used before the 'ly' in properly.
Sawaira Riaz
Dec 22, 2023

What is the singular form of properly?

Properly is an adverb and doesn't have a singular or plural form.
Aimie Carlson
Dec 22, 2023

Which article is used with properly?

Articles are not typically used directly with adverbs like properly.
Sawaira Riaz
Dec 22, 2023

Which preposition is used with properly?

Prepositions used with properly vary by context, such as 'in' or 'with.'
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Dec 22, 2023

Is properly a negative or positive word?

It's neutral, neither inherently negative nor positive.
Aimie Carlson
Dec 22, 2023

Is properly a vowel or consonant?

The word itself comprises both vowels and consonants.
Aimie Carlson
Dec 22, 2023

What is another term for properly?

Correctly, suitably.
Sawaira Riaz
Dec 22, 2023

Is properly a countable noun?

No, it's not a noun, thus not countable.
Janet White
Dec 22, 2023

Is the properly term a metaphor?

No, it's a literal term, not a metaphor.
Sawaira Riaz
Dec 22, 2023

How do we divide properly into syllables?

Prop-er-ly.
Janet White
Dec 22, 2023

What is a stressed syllable in properly?

The first syllable, 'prop.'
Harlon Moss
Dec 22, 2023

What is the opposite of properly?

Improperly, incorrectly.
Harlon Moss
Dec 22, 2023

What is the second form of properly?

It doesn't change; remains properly.
Aimie Carlson
Dec 22, 2023

How many syllables are in properly?

Three syllables.
Sawaira Riaz
Dec 22, 2023

What part of speech is properly?

It's an adverb.
Harlon Moss
Dec 22, 2023

What is the first form of properly?

Properly is an adverb; it doesn't have different forms.
Sawaira Riaz
Dec 22, 2023

What is the third form of properly?

There's no third form; it remains properly.
Harlon Moss
Dec 22, 2023

Is properly a noun or adjective?

Properly is an adverb.
Sawaira Riaz
Dec 22, 2023

Is properly a collective noun?

No, it's not a collective noun.
Janet White
Dec 22, 2023

Is the word properly imperative?

No, it's descriptive, not imperative.
Sawaira Riaz
Dec 22, 2023

Which determiner is used with properly?

Determiners are not typically used with adverbs like properly.
Janet White
Dec 22, 2023

How is properly used in a sentence?

"Ensure the data is entered properly into the system."
Harlon Moss
Dec 22, 2023

Is properly an adverb?

Yes, properly is an adverb.
Sawaira Riaz
Dec 22, 2023
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