Grammar Language

Difference Between Soon, Early and Quickly

Difference Between Soon, Early and Quickly

Summary:  Difference Between Soon, Early and Quickly is that Soon means ‘a short time after now or then’. Early means ‘near the beginning of a period of time we are talking about’ and we use quickly to refer to the speed with which something is done.

Difference Between Soon, Early and Quickly

Soon

Soon means ‘a short time after now’.

  • Get well soon. (NOT Get well early.)
  • We will launch a new edition of this book sometime

Soon can also mean ‘a short time after then’.

  • It was difficult in the beginning, but I soon got used to it. (NOT It was difficult in the beginning, but I early got used to it.)

Early

Early means ‘near the beginning of a period of time we are talking about’. Early does not mean soon.
Compare:

  • Early this week, I had a strange experience. (NOT Soon this week, I had a strange experience.)
  • He had an accident early this month.
  • He will soon have an accident if he continues to drive like this. (NOT He will early have an accident…)
  • I get up early in the morning. (NOT I get up soon in the morning.)

Early can mean ‘before the expected time’.

  • I arrived early.

Early can be used as an adjective.

  • We will be grateful for an early reply.

Quickly

There is a difference between soon and quickly. We use quickly to refer to the speed with which something is done. Soon means ‘before long’.

  • I got dressed = (I didn’t take a lot of time to get dressed.)

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