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1. I saw something very funny.
2. I saw something very fun.

(Are both expressions correct? What is the difference between 'funny' and 'fun'? Thanks a lot.)

  • English -

    The first one is correct. The second is okay, but in very informal speech (almost slang).

    Take a look at the definitions of the two words:
    http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/funny
    http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/fun

    The standard English use of the word "fun" is primarily as a predicate adjective (after a linking verb, modifying the subject), or as a direct object.
    That ride on the ferris wheel was fun!
    We had fun on the trip to the aquarium.

    You can see from the two definitions that their meanings are close, but not identical.

  • English -

    Funny is an adjective modifying something. Fun is a noun.. Sentence #1 is correct.

  • English -

    I like GuruBlue's answer better!! Even though the dictionary says we can use "fun" in those different ways, those non-noun uses make me cringe!!

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