Concept: Adverb of Manner
What is the Adverb of Manner?
Where are Adverbs placed in a Sentence?
Adverbs can be found near the verb or at the end of the sentence. In the first sentence given below, the word ‘happily’ is used after the verb ‘ran’. In the second sentence, it is used after the object of the sentence.
- The child ran happily to his father.
- The child ran toward his father happily.
Formation of Adverbs from Adjectives
As most adverbs have the ‘ly’ suffix, it is necessary to learn how adverbs are framed using other words.
- Adverbs can be formed simply by adding ‘ly’.
- If an adjective ends with the letter ‘y’, replace the letter ‘y’ with an ‘i’ followed by a ‘ly.’
- If the adjective ends with ‘ic’ add ‘-ally’.
Some adjectives do not change spelling when written as an adverb.
- An adverb of manner cannot be written between a verb and its direct object so it is written at the end of the sentence.
- He ate the pizza greedily.
- He ate greedily the pizza.
- He gave us the food generously.
- He gave us generously the food.
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