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For most of us forming adverbs can be tricky. In this English Grammar lesson you will some tips to forms adverbs and spell them correctly. Adverbs describe verbs ( actions) however are formed from adjectives. Below are some rules in order to form adverbs correctly.
The basic rule is that ‘ly’ is added to the end of the adjective.
Quick – Quickly
Sudden – Suddenly
Special – Specially
Adjectives that end with ‘e’, we simply add ‘ly’ to form adverbs
Polite – Politely
However, there are few exceptions where the adjectives end with ‘e’ but to form adverbs ‘e’ is replaced by ‘ly’
True – Truly
Whole – Wholly
Due – Duly
Full – Fully
Adjectives that end in ‘y’ we remove the ‘y’ and add ‘ily’
Crazy – crazily
Happy – Happily
Lazy – Lazily
Hungry – Hungrily
If the adjectives end with ‘le’ we replace the final ‘e’ with ‘y’ to form adverbs
Comfortable – Comfortably
Incredible – Incredibly
Possible – Possibly
Adjectives ending with ‘ic’ we simply add ‘ally’
Ironic – Ironically
Realistic – Realistically
Enthusiastic – Enthusiastically
Hope these tips are helpful to you to form adverbs and to spell them correctly.