Word order

Some rules about word order in English:

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  1. Lynne - October 31, 2014, 8:38 am Reply

    I will go quickly OR I will quickly go?

  2. Alphonse - December 26, 2015, 2:34 am Reply

    I hope Lynne is still listening, but to answer her question, they mean different things.
    “I will go quickly” means that I will leave walking fast, like I am in a hurry. I could be leaving as soon as I got to where I am, or I could be leaving hours later, but when I leave I will be hurrying up.
    “I will quickly go” means I don’t spend much time where I am before I leave. I could leave very calmly, slowly, not in a hurry.

    I hope that my answer is clear enough and that it might help someone some day.

  3. Pip - October 24, 2016, 1:37 am Reply

    They mean exactly the same. But to say “”to quickly go” is very very old fashioned..think Shakespeare lol

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