Adverbs of Manner



Adverbs of Manner

17. 6. 2020

What is an Adverb of Manner

Adverbs of manner gives us more information about how a verb is done. Adverbs of manner are probably the most common types of adverbs that are used in English. For example - Kate sings beautifully.

Very often, adverbs of manner are adjectives with -ly added to the end, but this is not always the case. Some adverbs of manner will have the same spelling as the adjective form.

List of common adverbs of manner

Slowly
Rapidly
Clumsily
Diligently
Sweetly
Warmly
Sadly
Calmly
Politely
Kindly
Lazily
Generously
Happily
Neatly
Patiently
Softly
Quickly
Beautifully
Badly
Anxiously

Notice how the adverbs are formed by adding -ly to the adjectives bad, correct and quick, although there is a slight spelling change when forming an adverb with the adjective easy - easily.

As mentioned, some adverbs of manner take the same spelling as the adjective and never add an -ly to the end:
My dad works hard. (not hardly)
Kate dances well. (not welly)

Examples of Adverb of Manner

Kate passed the exam easily.
They walked quickly to catch the bus.
The birthday party went badly.
Simon answered all the questions correctly.
My mother trimmed the red roses neatly.
I combed my daughters hair carefully because it had lots of tangles.
Please don’t shout at me. Why can’t you talk to me calmly?
Could you please speak more slowly please.
She sings beautifully.
We waited anxiously at the hospital