English Grammar Adverbs of Manner


Some adverbs tell us how an action is or should be performed.
Often these adverbs are formed by adding -ly to the end of an adjective.
Adjectives ending -l add -ly ; careful-carefully.
Adjectives ending -y change to -ily ; lucky-luckily
Adjectives ending -ble change to -bly ; responsible-responsibly
adjective
adverb
anxious
anxiously
bad
badly
beautiful
beautifully
capable
capably
lucky
luckily
quick
quickly
weak
weakly
For example:
The little girl ran quickly. In this sentence quickly modifies the verb ran (to run).

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