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    Hello!

    Are we supposed to use "loud" or "loudly", here?

    "You must speak loud".

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    Re: Loud

    Quote Originally Posted by Will17 View Post
    Hello!

    Are we supposed to use "loud" or "loudly", here?

    "You must speak loud".

    Thank you
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    Use loudly, the adverb, to modify speak.
    Addendum: My basic Oxford American Dictionary accepts loud as an adverb. This wouldn't be my choice.
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    Cool Re: Loud

    Why do we say "read out loud" and not loudly?

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    Re: Loud

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    Why do we say "read out loud" and not loudly?

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    It's an accepted phrase that means "read with a voice." It is not concerned with the volume of the voice.

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    Cool Re: Loud

    Tthank you.

    So we will "don't speak so loudly"! and not" Don't speak so loud!"? Am I right?

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    Re: Loud

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    Thank you.

    So we will say "Don't speak so loudly!" and not "Don't speak so loud!" Am I right?

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    Both versions are acceptable.

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    Re: Loud

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Both versions are acceptable.

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    Thank you. So if in this case, both are acceptable, could we say "you must speak loud"?

    Thank you

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    Re: Loud

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    Thank you. So if in this case, both are acceptable, could we say "you must speak loud"?

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    Yes. Loud is acceptable as an adverb. See previous posts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by riquecohen View Post
    Yes. Loud is acceptable as an adverb. See previous posts.

    Thank you. I asked again because of the answer nį1.=> Sorry I didn't see the addendum.

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    Re: Loud

    Quote Originally Posted by riquecohen View Post
    Use loudly, the adverb, to modify speak.
    Addendum: My basic Oxford American Dictionary accepts loud as an adverb. This wouldn't be my choice.
    Hi Will
    This is another addendum to my first response. After I saw your post yesterday, I checked the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary. They accept loud as an adverb but label it "informal." It is frequently heard in spoken English but, as I've said, it wouldn't be my choice; I'd use loudly.

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