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24 / 01 / 2011

QUICK-1: meaning and examples

Good morning. I hope everyone had a relaxing weekend.

We try to make our Daily Vitamins short, so that you can read them quickly. By the way, this week we will look at expressions and meanings of the word quick in English.

Today's first word is: quick (adverb or adjective)

Meaning: done with speed; taking or lasting a short time.

Example 1 (adjective):
These Daily Vitamins are very quick and easy to read.

Example 2 (adverb):
Please get here as quick(ly) as you can!

Officially, quick is the adjective form and quickly the adverbial form; but it is quite common to use quick as an adverb too, especially in oral English.

Today's second word is: quick (noun)

Meaning: the soft sensitive flesh that is under our fingernails.

This use of quick is MUCH less frequent, of course.

Example 1 (noun):
She bites her nails so much that she has finally bitten them down to the quick.

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I hope you have a great day!

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