October 29th, 2007

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Answer: What is the difference between "fast" and "quick"?

with examples from the Roadrunner, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Stargate: SG-1 and Harry Potter

roadrunner1896 asks: What is the difference between "fast" and "quick"?

"Fast" and "quick" can be adjectives, adverbs, or nouns. In struggling to come up with examples, I think the words are most interchangeable when used as adjectives generally describing speed, but are less interchangeable (or not at all interchangeable) when used in adjectival phrases. (When the words are used as nouns they have completely different meanings and as an adverb "quick" should be "quickly.")

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