In English there are adverbs which are derived from adjectives and others which are not.
nice » nicely
quick » quickly
usual » usually
slow » slowly
Notes and use (basic rules)
– if an adjective ends in a consonant –y, the –y will change to –i in an adverb
noisy – noisily
– if an adjective ends in –le, the –le will be left out
simple – simply
gentle – gently
– some adverbs have the same form as adjectives
– adverbs usually follow an object in a sentence but short time adverbs are placed between a subject and a verb, respectively, if there is an auxiliary verb such adverb is placed after it.
I usually work until 7 p.m. on Tuesdays.
She always goes shopping on her way home.
He is always late.
– some adverbs have two forms (with -ly and without -ly) and their meaning is different
near = close
nearly = almost
late = not in time
lately = recently
hard = with great effort
hardly = barely
-similarly like adjectives adverbs with one and two syllables use –er and est
near » nearer » nearest
soon » sooner » soonest
– adverbs ending in –ly use more and most
slowly » more slowly » most slowly
beautifully » more beautifully » most beautifully
early earlier earliest
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