Modify a verb to describe the way the action is done. These answer the question how?
They are usually placed after the main verb or after the object.
He swims well. (after the main verb)
He plays the flute beautifully. (after the object)
• We use adverbs of manner to describe how something happens
3. • We usually form adverbs of manner by adding –ly to the adjective.
smart - smartly
careful - carefully
• If the adjective ends in –e , take off the –e.
gentle – gently
simple – simply
reasonable – reasonably
• If the adjective ends in –y, we usually change the –y to –i.
angry – angrily
noisy – nosily
busy – busily
but shy - shyly
4. • If the adjectives ends in –ic, we add –ally.
dramatic – dramatically
tragic – tragically
• Some adjectives end in –ly :
friendly, lonely, lovely, silly, ugly, deadly, lively
Some adverbs are the same as the adjectives:
early fast hard high late low right wrong
5. • well is the adverb from good
“He plays football well.”
• well can also be an adjective. It means healthy.
“My teacher was not at school today. He is not
6. • Adverbs of manner can come before or after a verb.
“He drove carefully because the weather was bad.
“She quietly went upstairs.”
• But they must come after an object if there is one.
“You speak English well.”
7. When a sentence consists of :
verb + preposition + object
we can put the adverb before the preposition or after the object.
“She listened to me carefully.”
“She listened carefully to me.”
8. • When we use a passive form, the adverb goes before the past
“He was badly injured.”
“The CD was slightly damaged in the post but still