''He runs the quickest of all.'' or '' He runs the most quic


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Hello native English speakers.
In my textbook I read this sentence:
''He runs the quickest of all.''
Shouldn't it be:'' He runs the most quickly of all.''
Thanks in advance.
  • entangledbank

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    English - South-East England
    The comparative and superlative of the adjective are often used in an adverbial way. No-one would say :cross:'He runs quick' (or at least it would sound very non-standard), but most people happily say 'he runs quicker' and 'he runs the quickest'. You can also say 'more quickly', 'most quickly', of course. And perhaps some people who use 'quicker' in speech would prefer to use 'more quickly' in writing.
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