Pop Question

23 Jan 2011 — Beautiful


What did the speaker describe as "beautiful"? 

I think you sang that beautiful.

I think you sang that beautiful.


Select one or more options and read the feedback.



You sang that beautifully.


You sang a beautiful song


Your made that (ordinary) song become beautiful.


While this American Idol judge is a native English speaker and knows grammar very well, his use of beautiful was a curious choice. It is unclear whether he was speaking informally, creatively, or in error. 

complement (N) – a word or group of words that completes a grammatical construction

compliment (N) – an expression of praise, commendation, or admiration