Learn Adverbs – English Grammar
Learn Adverbs - English Grammar Build Your Spoken English Skills
Explore our Free Study Material, build your English vocabulary, and improve your everyday English. Learn Adverbs – English Grammar basic concepts here. You can register to get the study materials in PDF version.
Adverbs modify verbs, and other adverbs, and adjectives, although not all adverbs can do all three jobs.
Prototypical adverbs are formed by adding –ly to an adjective: silently, loudly, mostly, disastrously, fortunately, merrily, hopelessly, fantastically:
Some Adverbs modify or tell more about Adjectives:
You look absolutely fabulous.
Some Adverbs modify other adverbs:
You play the flute extremely well.
How do we form Adverbs from Adjectives:
In most cases, an adverb is formed by adding -ly to an adjective
Cheap – Cheaply
Quick – Quickly
If the adjective ends in -y, replace the y with I and add -ly
Easy – Easily
Happy – Happily
If the adjective ends in -able, -ible, or -le, replace the -e with -y.
Terrible – Terribly
Gentle – Gently
If the adjective ends in -ic, add -ally. Exception: public -> publicly
Basic – Basically
Tragic – Tragically
Some adverbs have the same form as the adjective: early, fast, hard, high, late, near, straight, & wrong
It’s a fast car
Well is the adverb that corresponds to the adjective good.
He is a good Driver (Adjective). He Drives Well (Adverb).
Looking To Improve Your English Speaking Skills?
Join Our Online Real-Time English Speaking Course
Register For Free Study Material
Join us now to receive free study materials, Learn Adverbs – English Grammar Concepts through PDFs, get special discounts of the months, and start participating in our online webinars exclusively for Callens Learners