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Concept: Adverb of Manner

What is the Adverb of Manner?

  • An adverb of manner is a word that describes how an action is carried out. It also shows the manner in which the action takes place.
  • Most adverbs end with the suffix –ly, such as carefully, slowly, hopefully, etc.There are other adverbs that do not have the -ly suffix, such as well, hard, fast, etc.
  • The adverb of manner normally is placed after the verb in the sentence.
  • Examples:

    Examples_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.


    1. The child ran happily to his father.
    2. 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.

    1. Adverbs can be formed simply by adding ‘ly’.
    2. Examples:

      Adjective Adverb
      cheap Cheaply
      strong Strongly
    3. If an adjective ends with the letter ‘y’, replace the letter ‘y’ with an ‘i’ followed by a ‘ly.’
    4. Examples:

      Adjective Adverb
      ready readily
      easy easily
    5. If the adjective ends with ‘ic’ add ‘-ally’.
    6. Examples:

      Adjective Adverb
      basic basically
      Economic Economically


    Some adjectives do not change spelling when written as an adverb.


    Adjective Adverb
    fast fast
    Straight Straight

    Common Mistakes:

    1. An adverb of manner cannot be written between a verb and its direct object so it is written at the end of the sentence.
    2. Example:

      • He ate the pizza greedily.
      • He ate greedily the pizza.
    3. The adverb must be placed either before the verb or at the end of the sentence.
    4. Example:

      • He gave us the food generously.
      • He gave us generously the food.

    Did You Know?

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