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    free vs freely

    I've seen the other topics about this comparison but I think I still can't understand well.

    ....With information flowing ______ on the internet, consumers, buyers, and sellers become connected.

    I said free, after checking the answer key I saw that the correct answer is freely.
    Can you please explain the main difference between these two? Thank you.

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    Re: free vs freely

    Quote Originally Posted by murattopak View Post
    I've seen the other topics about this comparison but I think I still can't understand well.

    ....With information flowing ______ on the internet, consumers, buyers, and sellers become connected.

    I said free, after checking the answer key I saw that the correct answer is freely.
    Can you please explain the main difference between these two? Thank you.
    Have a look here:
    free adjectiveadverb (NOT LIMITED) - definition in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online
    And here:
    freely adverb (NOT LIMITED) - definition in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

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    Re: free vs freely

    In colloquial usage, some speakers would use free, but freely is better in a test.

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