Today’s Word: softly

November 21, 2017     =========

☆  softly  ささやき声で


Softly is an adverb, describing someone speaking a quiet and gently way. You do not say that they “speak soft”, it must be “softly.” However, if you read my mail yesterday, you know I don’t recommend speaking softly! Loudly is the best way!

Of course, I don’t mean you should shout – I just mean try not to let your voice go quiet part way through your sentence. As I said yesterday, often when someone is unsure whether they are using correct grammar or the correct word, suddenly they start speaking more softly… I think it is an unconscious habit, but if you notice yourself doing it, remember to speak up: speak loudly, slowly, clearly. 🙂