Student or Learner
Can we say "He grinned widely at me."
Is 'widely' the correct word to use here?
Thank you Anglika for your comment. I agree with you. However, My book say: "He grinned broadly at me." I think the word 'broadly' in the sentence is redundant.
If, in the context, it just means 'he grinned' then - yes- it's redundant.
If, in the context, it's important to note that the grin was warm and welcoming and generous and public - rather than a brief, half-hidden smirk - the 'broadly' wouldn't be redundant.
An idiom that you may want to use some time: 'He grinned from ear to ear' [very broadly].
I knew there was a better idiom, but couldn't bring it to mind in a hurry!