If it's used incorrectly, however, the listener or reader may have a hard time figuring out what is really meant.

"For so tho' a Triangle in the most simple and precise Conception of it be only a Figure comprised of three right Lines, yet these three Lines will necessarily make three Angles, and these three Angles will be equal to two right ones, &c." The word "only" is used often in common speech and in writing. Usage authorities differ on whether using wrong this way is acceptable, but in real-world usage, the adverbial wrong is not just widely accepted but common. Here's how it works: Each question below has two wrong answers and two right answers. Below are 20 common grammar mistakes I see routinely, not only in editorial queries and submissions, but in print: in HR manuals, blogs, magazines, newspapers, trade journals, and even best selling novels. Avoid this confusion by properly using the word "only". Click both of the wrong answers to move onto the next question. Beginning in the early 20th century, a number of usage guides decided that there was something wrong with the way that some writers used comprise.The sense meaning "to be made up of" was fine ("the compound comprises seven buildings"), but the one meaning "compose, constitute," which is most familiar in the passive voice, was found objectionable ("the compound is comprised of seven buildings").

It also follows the object of the verb if there is one (e.g., he answered the question wrong ).

The adverbial wrong always follows the verb it modifies (e.g., he answered wrong ).