English Lesson: Soon Vs Fast/Quick

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Christmas will be here soon. It feels like this month has gone by so fast. In fact, this year went by so fast. I started Happy English in October 2010. Soon after that I started this blog. It is amazing when I think about how quickly time flies.

The other day we looked at early, fast, quick, and quickly. Today, let’s have a look at soon and the difference between soon and fast/quick. How to use these words can be confusing sometimes. Do you know how to use these words? Have a look at the paragraph above and then check today’s lesson:

Soon means “a short time after ~ ” or “in a little while.” and we use it like this:

  • Christmas will be here soon. This means, “Christmas will be here a short time after now.”
  • Soon, it will be New Year’s Day. “Á short time later, it will be New Year’s Day.”
  • I’m going to leave the house soon.  “I’m going to leave the house in a little while.”

Fast & quick, as we said the other day, mean taking a short time to do something

  • In fact, this year went by so fast. It seems like this year took just a short time
  • I am a quick shopper. It takes just short time for me to shop.
  • Lori is a fast eater. Lori can eat a meal in a short amount of time.

Well, Mitsyo asked me to cover this topic, and I did it as soon as I could. What is your request?

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