Tú conduces demasiado rápido. Would it not be "rapidamente"?

allison

Kwiziq community member

2 May 2018

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Tú conduces demasiado rápido. Would it not be "rapidamente"?

This relates to:
Using demasiado, bastante, un poco, and muy for too, quite, a bit, and very (quantitative adverbs) -

Inma

Kwiziq language super star

2 May 2018

2/05/18

Hola Allison


"Rápido" can be used both as an adjective and an adverb. When used as an adverb, it works like "rápidamente". 


In this sentence though, it would sound a bit odd to say "Tú conduces demasiado rápidamente". It is only because it is accompanied by "demasiado", and rápido sounds better.


The same happens for example with lento/lentamente. They are interchangeable. For example: Ellos caminan lento (They walk slowly)= Ellos caminan lentamente. (They walk slowly).


Thanks for your question.


Inma : )

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