Last Updated : 01 Nov 2013

 

ADVERB OF MANNER

Definition :
Adverbs of manner are mostly formed from Adjectives by adding -ly.

These adverbs express in what manner or how an action is done.

e.g.

Adjective Adverb
wise wisly
quick quickly
clever cleverly
foolish foolishly
wonderful wonderfully

e.g.

Nancy dances gracefully on the stage
The girls answered all the questions correctly
The plane landed safely
Mr.David speaks English fluently
The bird flies swiftly
My uncle is badly in need of money
Alexander fought bravely
You can buy fruit very cheaply in this shop
He was driving carelessly
He left quickly
My brother works hard
Maria sings well
When the Adjective ends in -y preceded by a consonant, change -y into -i and add -ly as,

e.g.

Adjective Adverb
ready readily
heavy heavily
easy easily
happy happily
When the Adjective ends in -le simply change -e into -y; as

e.g.

Adjective Adverb
single singly
simple simply
double doubly
Some Advers are made up of a Noun and a qualifying Adjective; as

e.g.

single singly
simple simply
double doubly

Position of Adverb

Adverbs of Manner, which answer the question ‘How’ are generally placed after the verb or after the object if there is one; as,

e.g.

She speaks French fluently
He does his work carefully
It is raining heavily

 

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