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Fast or quick?


Fast or quick?
Hi! Is a there a specific difference between "fast" and "quick"? Are they simply synonyms  or are they used in different contexts! Thanks for your advice!

29 Dec 2010      


Hi Anneclaire,
have a look here, but I wouldn īt expect a quick/fast solution...
Happy new year,

29 Dec 2010     


well, they can be synonyms but still there is a slight difference:
Fast refers to speed; sthg done at a high speed ex: "he was a fast runner"
Quick refers to the amount of time sthg takes to be done;which is really short ex: "his response to the comment was quick" (it is sudden)

I hope this helps

29 Dec 2010