Adverbs of manner in English
The table below shows how we can make adverbs from adjectives in English.
|Add -ly to an adjective. This applies to adjectives ending in -l so that the l is doubled. But note: full/fully||bad||badly|
|-y becomes -ily: consonant + y:
Compare: vowel + y
(day - noun)
|Delete -e and add -ly for endings in -ie:||noble||nobly|
|Other adjectives ending in -e retain the -e when adding -ly:||extreme||extremely|
|Adjectives ending in -ic take -ally:||fantastic||fantastically|
Some adverbs have two forms which may have the same meaning:
I bought this car cheap/cheaply.
Some may have different meanings:
I work hard and play hard. He did hardly any work today.
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