Is it correct to say ‘fast’ or ‘fastly’? What is the meaning of ‘fastly’? Don’t make this mistake anymore. Watch this video to learn the right answer now!
Hi, I’m Joel. In this short video,
I’m going to talk about a common mistake that a lot of my students have made.
The mistake is using the word “fastly” which actually doesn’t exist.
It’s not a word.
The correct word is “fast.” So, whether I want to use it as an adjective, which is for a noun,
or an adverb, for a verb, I need to use the word “fast.” So, you always want to say “fast.”
Or you could say “quickly” but never say “fastly.” Never say it that way.
So, for example, I could say, “Michael Jordan ran very fast.” It would be wrong to say,
“He ran very fastly.” That’s wrong. “He ran fast.”
Here are some more examples:
“He made the pizza really fast. I was surprised.”
“I was a little bit nervous because he was driving so fast.”
“Despite the bad weather, he arrived quickly.”
In this last example, I chose to use the adverb “quickly” because that’s an alternative way
that you can say the same thing in most cases. “Quick” and “fast” are usually synonyms.
So, the adverb of “quick” is “quickly.” But the problem is, it’s different with “fast.” “Fast”
doesn’t change, so when you want to use “fast” as an adverb, you don’t add the “ly” you
just keep it “fast.”
I hope that this was helpful and that now you can improve your English a little bit. Thanks
for watching and be sure to subscribe for more videos.
Need to practice English with native speakers?
Try our PRIVATE English classes on Skype.
You can improve your fluency and get correct pronunciation.
Start now with a free 20-minute trial lesson!