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    Hi there,

    Please speak (slow/ slowly).

    tks
    pete

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    Quote Originally Posted by peter123 View Post
    Hi there,

    Please speak (slow/ slowly).

    tks
    pete
    Please speak slowly.

    You need an adverb as you are telling someone how you want them to do something.

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    Default Re: slow

    Quote Originally Posted by peter123 View Post
    Hi there,

    Please speak (slow/ slowly).

    tks
    pete
    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****

    Good morning, Pete.

    (1) Here in the United States, my teachers taught me the following:

    (a) "slowly" is, of course, the "correct" adverb.

    (b) "slow," however, can also be used as an adverb.

    (c) Some experts say that sometimes "slow" sounds better.

    (d) You are a learner, so you should probably use "slowly."

    As you become more proficient in English, you can let your ear decide.

    (i) For example, one expert gives this example:

    I have Windows 95, but now I'm running out of memory, plus it runs too slow at times.

    That expert feels that the "flat" adverb sounds better than the -ly adverb in that sentence.

    P . S. Of course, you MUST used -ly before a verb:

    He slowly opened the door.

    ***** HAve a nice day!

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