SLOW vs. SLOWLY
In this lesson, we are going to focus on slow and slowly and how to use them correctly.
If you find it difficult to decide which one to use, please go ahead and read our lesson. Don't forget to check your knowledge by doing the exercise at the end of the lesson.
Slow can be used as an adjective, an adverb and a verb.
We will focus on the word 'slow' as an adjective and an adverb.
SLOW as an adjective
Slow means not moving, acting or done quickly. It usually takes a long time and it is not fast.
A person might be described as slow if they are not very clever and do not understand, notice or learn things quickly.
Slow is also used if your watch or clock shows a time earlier than the real time.
SLOW as an adverb
It is used in comparative and superlative forms or in compounds, and it means that something is moving or is done at a slow speed.
slow - slower - the slowest
Slowly is an adverb.
Slowly means that something is done at a low speed.
Complete the sentences with slow or slowly. If necessary, use a comparative form.
1. The country's economic growth is ................ than expected.
2. I'm glad we are already here. It was a painfully ................ journey.
3. The city is ................ getting back to normal after a five-day transport strike.
4. Our progress has been fairly ................ so far. We still have a lot more to do in the next couple of weeks.
5. My health is ................ getting better.
6. Sorry, can you speak ................? My English isn't very good.
7. Why is my Internet so ................?
8. If the Firefox browser is running ................, click the Refresh button.
9. When you eat ................, you digest better.
10. The benefits of ................ eating include better digestion, better hydration, easier weight loss and greater satisfaction with our meals.
1. slower; 2. slow; 3. slowly; 4. slow; 5. slowly; 6. slowly; 7. slow; 8. slow; 9. slowly; 10. slow;
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