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Feb 1 2010   6:43PM GMT

Quicker or quickly?

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore


Which is correct?
Cloud computing can help a small business launch ________.
a. quicker
b. more quickly

Answer: b

Explanation: The word launch is a verb. Verbs are described by adverbs. Choose quickly because it is an adverb.

Note: Quicker is an adjective. Adjectives describe nouns.


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  • Stevegs
    Ivy, I appreciate your brevity, but I suspect that you are assuming too much of your readers if you think (a) they recognize the difference between an adjective and an adverb and (b) they remember the rule that an adjective modifies a noun and an adverb modifies a verb, another adverb, or an adjective. I view this as a teaching moment lost, not an editorial error. Steve Glushakow-Smith *********** Steve, thanks as always for taking the time for constructive criticism. I'll edit in a little more information. Ivy
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