Skip to main content

Adverbs

An adverb is a word that describes more about a verb, an adjective or  another adverb. Adverbs have a strong connection with adjectives. Adjectives and adverbs are usually based on the same word. Adverbs often have the form of an adjective + ly. For example he was calm telling us what had happened (he spoke calmly of what had happened). 
 
A) Adverbs ending in ly are usually adverbs of manner and degree. For example slowly, partly, etc.

B) Adverbs formed from adjectives ending in l have double l. for example
hopeful>hopefully, beautiful>beautifully, careful>carefully,  etc.

C) Adverbs formed from adjectives ending in y change the y to i. For example lucky>luckily, easy>easily, busy>busily, etc.
 
D) Adverbs ending in a consonant e keep the e. For example definite>definitely, fortunate>fortunately, etc.
 
E) There are adverbs which end in ward(s) or wise. For example inwards, eastwards, upwards, clockwise, likewise, etc.
 
F) Some adverbs have the same form as adjectives. The most common are right, straight, late, fast (not fastly), left, hard, outside,  well, and time words such as daily, weekly, monthly, yearly.

Popular posts from this blog

Fashions fade, styles don't.
I am under construction.
A journey of a thousand leagues begins beneath one’s feet. - Lao Tzu