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Heidi
Do I say 'I can swim fast or quickly'? Do I say, I can swim 'fast' or 'quickly'? Thank you!
Dec 29, 2015 8:24 AM
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"I can swim quickly." In some dialects people don't use adverbs, so you will hear people saying "fast" instead of "quickly". Please don't speak like that, it sounds horrible to most native speakers.
December 29, 2015
I think you could use either. I would suggest "I am a fast swimmer or I can swim quickly".
December 29, 2015
If you read sports news, you will see that most writers use "fast". Here is an interesting page about swimming fast: http://swimming.about.com/od/freeandback/a/free_swim_skill.htm
December 29, 2015
I think quickly is more suitable
December 29, 2015
Either is fine!
December 29, 2015
Heidi
Language Skills
Chinese (Mandarin), English
Learning Language
English