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    Cool which is correct?

    Dear Teacher

    Please let me know which phrase is correct.

    a. walking so close beside a person
    or
    b. walking so closely beside a person

    Thank you.

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    Re: which is correct?

    Both. These days adverbs ending in -ly are merging in form with their adjective counterparts; e.g., closely (adverb) => close (adverb).


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    Wink Re: which is correct?

    Dear Soup

    Thank you very much for your reply. Now I know that there is somewhere I can turn to should I have a question.

    Best regards,

    Roly

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    Re: which is correct?

    You're welcome.

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