Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Teach Me Tuesday!

What would “slow” be called if it were used in place of “slowly” in the line “Drive slowly in a fast car.”
A. a mistake
B. a flat adverb
C. a flat adjective
 
B. “Slow” is an acceptable adverb form of “slowly,” and when you use it as an adverb, it’s called a flat adverb. (It’s called flat because the adverb form is the same as the adjective form.) Many people don’t know this rule and think “slow” is wrong when it’s used this way, so use it with care.

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