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    eat fast/eat quickly

    Hello everyone,

    1. He always eats fast.
    2. Don't eat so quickly!

    Are these sentences correct? If they are then can I use "quickly" in sentence N1 and "fast" in sentence N2?

    Thank you.

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    Re: eat fast/eat quickly

    Yes to all questions.

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    #3

    Re: eat fast/eat quickly

    I am not a teacher.

    You can use them interchangeably because they are both adverbs.

    However, as far as what 'sounds' natural is concerned, I think that since "quickly" is only an adverb but "fast" is both an adjective and an adverb they don't feel the same in every situation.

    In 1. I would use either, with a preference for "quickly".
    In 2. I would use "fast". 2. is an imperative and a short command works better for me.

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