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    Default Help :: Is this sentence correct ??

    Hello,

    Can anyone help to determine the correctness of following sentence:

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    Hence, our mail server is running slowly.
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    I guess it should be like

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    Hence, our mail server is running slow.
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    Peter

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    Default Re: Help :: Is this sentence correct ??

    Running slow seems to be perfect, but at the same time "slowly" also sounds to me good in this context

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    Hey,

    Thanks a lot.

    Peter

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    Default Re: Help :: Is this sentence correct ??

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter2005
    Hello,

    Can anyone help to determine the correctness of following sentence:

    --------------------
    Hence, our mail server is running slowly.
    -------------------

    I guess it should be like

    --------------------
    Hence, our mail server is running slow.
    -------------------

    Peter
    Both "slow" and "slowly" are adverbs (though "slow" also has other uses). Both are OK in your sentence, but "slow" is normally seen as more informal that "slowly". Which word you choose to use, will depend on which register and public you are writing for.

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