"Come easy" vs "Comes easily"


Could anyone please tell me the difference between the given expressions?

“Come easy” and “Comes easily”

1- Knowledge of cooking comes easy to him.
2- Knowledge of cooking comes easily to him.

3-Nothing comes----------- in life.(easy-easily)

Thanks in advance


Hi Tom

I’d say “comes easy” just sounds more informal than “comes easily”.

Have you googled them? “Comes easy” gets close to twice as many Google results as “comes easily”. :shock:

By the way, the word “easy” is used as an adverb in a number of idioms. Take a look here: thefreedictionary.com/easy