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    Grow + adjective or grow + adverb?

    I saw this written by an expert English teacher (I'm modifying the sentence):

    "The number of people in ---- seems to have grown slower than those in -----"

    The verb grow is used with "slower". Is this correct or should we use "more slowly"?

    Thanks.

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    Re: Grow + adjective or grow + adverb?

    Quote Originally Posted by englishteacher79 View Post
    I saw this written by an expert English teacher (I'm modifying the sentence):

    "The number of people in ---- seems to have grown slower than those in -----"

    The verb grow is used with "slower". Is this correct or should we use "more slowly"?

    Thanks.
    It's an odd sentence. If we are talking about population, "The population of X seems to have grown more slowly than that of Y" would be more likely.

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