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    "poor" or "weak"

    Which of those two words should I use in following expressions:
    a) this is a weak/poor reason (excuse)
    b) he speaks weakly/poorly english
    c) he weakly/poorly repaired that roof

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    Re: "poor" or "weak"

    Quote Originally Posted by Pierce111 View Post
    Which of those the two words given should I use in the following expressions:
    a) This is a weak/poor reason (excuse).
    b) He speaks weakly/poorly english.
    c) He weakly/poorly repaired that roof.
    Note my corrections in red above. Remember to start every sentence with a capital letter and end every sentence with a single appropriate punctuation mark.

    a) They are both acceptable.
    b) Neither make an acceptable sentence at the moment. The adverb is in the wrong place and the proper noun in not capitalised. Try again.
    c) Neither make an acceptable sentence at the moment. The adverb is in the wrong place. Try again.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: "poor" or "weak"

    b) He speaks english weakly/poorly.
    c) He repaired that roof weakly/poorly.
    Are they both ok?

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    Re: "poor" or "weak"

    Quote Originally Posted by Pierce111 View Post
    b) He speaks English weakly/poorly.
    c) He repaired that roof weakly/poorly.
    Are they both ok?
    Only "poorly" works in both examples.

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