These days, NYC is a pretty safe city. The mayor and other local officials realize that safety is a big concern for a lot of people, so in the past 20 years, the city has done many things to make the Big Apple safe for everyone. You can easily and safely ride the subway, or walk around after dark.
For today’s free English lesson, I want to show you the difference between safe, safely and safety. Have a look at the paragraph above once more and then check out the lesson.
Safe is an adjective, and as you know, adjectives modify nouns:
- These days, NYC is a pretty safe city. Not…a safety city.
- The city has done many things to make the Big Apple safe for everyone.
- The subways are safe at night, too!
Safely is an adverb, and as you know adverbs modify verbs, adjectives, and other adverbs:
- You can easily and safely ride the subway.
- If you safely use the gas stove, you’ll have no problems.
- Please drive safely. It’s raining very hard.
Safety is a noun.
- Safety is a big concern for a lot of people.
- The railroad care about the comfort and safety of the passengers.
- Your safety is important to us.
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