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"Walk slow" vs. "walk slowly" [duplicate]

I was wondering if walk slow and walk slowly are both correct or if there's a difference between them. English isn't my first language and I'm sure the rules I learned would only accept slowly as ...
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Shine bright or shine brightly? [duplicate]

The moon shone bright like a diamond in the sky. 2. The full moon is shining bright in the sky. Why not they are brightly? Are they correct?
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Too slow/Too slowly [duplicate]

I am confusing about which one is correct Mark wrote too slow on the exam. He always writes slowly. Mark wrote too slowly on the exam. He always writes slowly. Do anyone have an idea about which one ...
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Why do we say "eat healthy" instead of "eat healthily"? [duplicate]

Why do we say "eat healthy" instead of "eat healthily", even though the latter is the only "correct" one, according to the comments in "eat healthy" or "eat healthily" What ...
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Adverbs - do they still exist? [duplicate]

Why do people say "I want it done fast"? Fast is modifying 'done' which is the past tense of a verb. Verbs are modified by adverbs - which end with 'ly'. They should say "I want it done quickly". A ...
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Drink Different / Drink Differently? [duplicate]

There's this online beer company in Germany that is offering Belgian and other foreign beers and they are on Sky here all the time with their commercials. Now, they are called Beer Deluxe and their ...
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Why is it "I did that wrong" instead of "I did that wrongly"? [duplicate]

It seems that "in a manner such that it is wrong" should be "wrongly", not just "wrong"...
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Have Americans stopped using adverbs ? eg "Eat healthy" instead of "Eat healthily" [duplicate]

I live in the UK and generally a word that adds flavour or describes a verb , will have the adverb ending applied eg run quickly (not run quick) , eat healthily (not eat healthy) etc But when I watch ...
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What adjectives can be used as adverbs? [duplicate]

Are the following sentences acceptable to native speakers? I want it so bad. The children grew up happy and healthy. Jimmy works hard. He followed her quick. What adjectives can be used as adverbs? ...
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Can some words serve as both adjective or adverb? [duplicate]

In the following sentences: I can move quicker than she can. She moves quickly, but I can move quicker still. Between us, I move quickest. Between us, I move quicker. I am even quicker than she. I ...
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Is "fast" an adverb or an adjective in "She wanted her car to go fast"? [closed]

She wanted her car to go fast. Is the word 'fast' is an adjective or an adverb? Thanks for your help.
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"Endless" as an adverb without -ly?

My question concerns the following Siouxsie and the Banshees lyrics: Come let's take flight, let's quit this scene tonight Whilst they sleep on endless, in their wrecked designs Sleep on endless in ...
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"how quicker" vs. "how much quicker"

I'm trying to settle a debate with my girlfriend. She says "how quicker" is incorrect and you should always use "how much quicker". Which of these is [more?] correct? See how quicker the cars flow ...
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Adjectives acting in the capacity of adverbs? Or just accumulative adjectives?

You seem scary happy. That house is scary big. Not sure if I am over-reading it, but it seems to me here "scary" functions in the capacity of adverb modifying the adjective that follows: ...
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