Is very slowly correct?
Senior Member. “Very slowly” is correct. “Very slow” is incorrect.
What is a word for very slow?
heavy, gradual, quiet, lackadaisical, passive, stagnant, leisurely, easy, moderate, sluggish, lethargic, reluctant, tedious, stiff, tame, low, dull, time-consuming, simple, limited.
Which is correct very slow or very slowly?
Both are correct, but “slowly” is generally considered the more formal and proper version. When the adjectival form of the word is used as an adverb, it is called a flat adverb, and there is nothing per se incorrect about the usage.
What can I say instead of very slow?
What is another word for slow?
Is going slow or slowly?
Usually slow is used as an adjective and slowly is used as an adverb, but slow can also be used as an adverb. When an adverb does not have the usual -ly ending it is called a flat adverb or plain adverb and it looks the same as its adjective form. (Note: Slowly is never used as an adjective.)
How do you say very slowly?
- funereal. adjective. very slow or serious.
- gently. adverb. with small or slow movements.
- glacial. adjective. extremely slow.
- leisured. adjective. leisurely.
- leisurely. adjective. used about someone or something that is too slow.
- slow. adjective.
- slow. adjective.
- slow. adverb.
What is the difference between slow and slowly?
What is slowly in grammar?
Slowly is only an adverb. It can replace slow anywhere it is used as an adverb. Slowly also appears in sentences with auxiliary verbs where slow cannot be used.
Is running slow or slowly?
Usually slow is used as an adjective and slowly is used as an adverb, but slow can also be used as an adverb. (Note: Slowly is never used as an adjective.)
What is the opposite slowly?
The opposite of slowly is quickly. For more opposites of slowly, see the article at fast. You can say that something moves or happens at a slow pace or at a slow speed, or that something changes, increases, develops, etc.
Is it driving slow or slowly?
So, as you see, (to) drive/driving slowly is grammatically correct, and so is (to) drive/driving slow, but if the slow/slowly was to go before driving (what is possible, as driving can be used as a noun) then you’d need an adjective, not an adverb so only slow would work.