We experienced problems meeting demand and sales fell sharply in November and remained STEADY / STEADILY at 39,000 in December.

  • The specifics of the question don't really matter here. If you work on learning how to distinguish the situations when you need to use an adjective from those when you need to use an adverb, you'll be able to figure out this and all similar questions!
    – cruthers
    Dec 8, 2022 at 1:12

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Something remains or is steady. steady is an adjective.

Prices rise or fall steadily. The adverb steadily modifies a transitive verb.

This answer does not cover the case of adverb modifying adjectives since it that is not part of the question but can be looked up.

  • Round here the temperatures have remained stubbornly (or steadily) below zero degrees C. Dec 7, 2022 at 22:47
  • Or obstinately, maybe? Dec 7, 2022 at 22:59
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    @MichaelHarvey For every example, I can't point out every single point such as adverbs modifying nouns.
    – Lambie
    Dec 7, 2022 at 23:22
  • The donkey has remained stubborn, despite attempts to bribe it with vegetables.
    – Stuart F
    Dec 8, 2022 at 11:44
  • @StuartF Yeah, the donkey balked stubbornly
    – Lambie
    Jan 20, 2023 at 19:24

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