1 for a brief period of time; not for a lengthy period of time She came not long after we did. I saw him not long before he died. I bought a new umbrella but promptly misplaced it.
2 in a short space of time; quickly A solution was found shortly after the problem was identified. We solved the problem quickly.
3 in a small amount of time; briefly He spoke for about five minutes then left quickly. They fought over politics soon after they met.
4 in a limited area; to an extent Something shorted out on the circuit board. The light went off shortly after we moved into the house.
5 in relation to distance; close-by, not far away A city some hundred miles from here will be reached shortly.
6 in regard to time; for a little while; momentarily In fact, shortly is an adverb meaning slowly at first and then faster: she walked slowly at first but then ran home quickly.
7 having less weight or value; simply Put your clothes on quickly and go out the door quickly.
8 in terms of place; near one another; together Near the end of 17th century, shortly began to be used with reference to time instead of distance.
15. Please complete the report as quickly as possible—the sooner, the better. 16. She realized the best thing to do was to depart as soon as possible. 17. I will send him an email later today with some links to articles that may help him out. 18. We decided to visit California instead of Hawaii this year. 19. I'm going to send this text message to my friend once I get home tonight.
She fell asleep again as the vehicle warmed up. Another area was filled by a pail that rapidly smelled of faeces. He hurriedly dressed and arrived at the site. She complied swiftly, tensing as she awaited his completion of her phone. The car moved off with its two passengers.
Sentences are the basic building blocks of writing. A sentence is a group of words that forms a complete thought or idea. There are many types of sentences, such as descriptive sentences, interrogative sentences, exclamatory sentences, declarative sentences, and imperative sentences. This lesson will focus on the simple sentence.
What is the quick sentence? Well, it's a question that gets at the heart of what makes for a good sentence. Is it important to be long-winded when you write? No. Can simplicity be effective? And so the quick sentence can be as short as necessary while still getting its point across. After all, a brief sentence is usually a better sentence than a long one.
Now, this doesn't mean that there aren't times when brevity isn't desirable. For example, if you're creating a text message then the shorter your sentences are, the better. Same thing goes for an email - unless you have a lot of space to fill! At other times though, a short sentence can be a real advantage.
In a protracted fashion; for a lengthy time.
Please pay us a visit as soon as possible. No sooner is nearly often preceded by a verb: The lights went out as soon as she ended her statement. He called as soon as he got back to the office.
In a hurry; hastily, with haste: rush to help. Rush hours are from about 3:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. and from 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. These times vary by city but are used as general guidelines for traffic patterns.
The word "rush" is also used as an adjective to describe actions done in a short amount of time: a rush delivery, a rush order. Advertising that goes out in the morning is called agressive marketing, while advertising that goes out at night is called reactive marketing.
Thus, "to rush" something is to do it quickly or in large quantities. This is an adverb meaning verb.