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Adverbs

Adverbs

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Adverbs are used to express how something is done (adjectives express howsomeone or something is).
Example: The dog sleeps
quietly
. The dog is
absolutely
quiet.
In general: adjective +
-ly
adjectiveadverb
slowslowly
Exceptions in spellingexceptionexample
silent
e
is dropped in
true, due, wholetrue
truly y
becomes
ihappy
happilyle
after a consonant is dropped
 sensible
 sensibly
after 
ll 
only add
 yful
 fully
Adjectives ending in
-ic
: adjective +
-ally
(exception: public-publicly)adjectiveadverb
fantasticfantastically
Adjectives ending in
-ly
: use ‘in a … way / manner’ or another adverb withsimilar meaningadjectiveadverb
friendlyin a friendly wayin a friendly manner likelyprobably
Exceptionsadjectiveadverb (meaning)adverb (meaning)
goodwelldifficultwith difficulty publicpubliclydeepdeep (place)deeply (feeling)directdirect directly (=soon)hardhardhardly (=seldom)highhigh (place)highly (figurative)latelatelately (=recently)mostmostmostly (=usually)nearnearnearly (=almost) prettypretty (=rather)prettilyshortshortshortly (=soon)
The following adjectives are alsoused as adverbs(without 
daily, enough, early, far, fast, hourly, little,long, low, monthly, much, straight, weekly,yearly, …

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