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adverbs of manner and comparison

adverbs of manner and comparison

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CHAPTER 25.  ADVERBS OF MANNER AND ADVERBS USED IN COMPARISONS





1. Adverbs of manner


 Adverbs of manner are the largest group of adverbs. Most adverbs of manner are closely related to corresponding adjectives. Although some words can be used as either adjectives or adverbs, in most cases, adverbs of manner are formed by adding ly to the corresponding adjectives.

a. Spelling rules for adding ly
 In most cases, ly is simply added to the positive form of the adjective. For example:


Adjective

Adverb of Manner

  bad

  badly

  complete

  completely

  normal

  normally

  surprising

  surprisingly


i. Adjectives ending in ic
 However, when the adjective ends in ic, the syllable al is usually added before the ly ending. For example:


Adjective

Adverb of Manner

  dramatic

  dramatically

  scientific

  scientifically

  specific

  specifically



ii. Adjectives ending in le
 When the adjective ends in le preceded by a consonant, the final e is usually changed to y, to fo...

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