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    #1

    Slowly and slow

    1. He always writes very slowly in the examination.
    2. He always writes very slow in the examination.

    May I ask:
    A. Are the above sentences correct?
    B. Can I omit 'the' in the above sentences?

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    #2

    Re: Slowly and slow

    A. Yes. I prefer slowly.

    B. Definitely not.

    You can omit 'the' if you say 'examinations'.

    This is more likely, as he will probably take more than one exam. Your original sentences sound like he takes the same exam repeatedly.

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    Re: Slowly and slow

    Unless he retakes the same exam repeatedly, in examinations sounds better to me.

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