When to useWhen to use
• We useWe use
adverbs of manneradverbs of manner to describeto describe
how something happens.how something happens.
““He eats veryHe eats very happilyhappily.”.”
““John writesJohn writes quicklyquickly.”.”
““Old people usually driveOld people usually drive slowlyslowly.”.”
• We usually form adverbs of manner byWe usually form adverbs of manner by
addingadding –ly–ly to the adjective.to the adjective.
bad– badbad– badlyly
careful – carefulcareful – carefullyly
bright – brightbright – brightlyly
loud – loudloud – loudlyly
polite – politepolite – politelyly
quick – quickquick – quicklyly
slow - slowslow - slowlyly
• If the adjective ends inIf the adjective ends in lele ,, take offtake off thethe –e–e..
gentle – gentgentle – gentlyly
simple – simpsimple – simplyly
terrible – terribterrible – terriblyly
• If the adjective ends inIf the adjective ends in –y–y, we usually, we usually
change thechange the –y–y toto –ily–ily..
angry – angrangry – angrilyily
easy – easeasy – easilyily
happy – happhappy – happilyily
heavy – heavheavy – heavilyily
noisy – nosnoisy – nosilyily
busy – busbusy – busilyily
shy - shyshy - shylyly
• If the adjectives ends in –ic, we add –ally.
dramatic – dramatically
tragic – tragically
• SomeSome adjectivesadjectives end inend in –ly–ly ::
friendly, lonely, lovely, silly, ugly, deadly, lively …friendly, lonely, lovely, silly, ugly, deadly, lively …
We don’t addWe don’t add –ly–ly to make the adverb. Weto make the adverb. We
useuse:: in a ... way / mannerin a ... way / manner
““He was talkingHe was talking in a silly way.”in a silly way.”
““They dancedThey danced in a lively manner.”in a lively manner.”
Some adverbs are the same as the
Well:Well: adjadj vsvs advadv
• wellwell is the adverb fromis the adverb from goodgood
““He plays footballHe plays football wellwell.”.”
• wellwell can also be ancan also be an adjectiveadjective. It means. It means
““My teacher was not at school today. He is notMy teacher was not at school today. He is not welwell.”l.”
• 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.”
• When we use a passive form, the adverb
goes before the past participle.
“He was badly injured.”
“The CD was slightly damaged in the post but still