An adverb is a word that describes a verb. It tells you about an action, or the way something is done.
A lot of adverbs end in -ly.
Many adverbs are made by adding –ly to adjectives.
The baby is sleeping soundly.
They laughed loudly.
The dog is barking fiercely.
Alice skated beautifully.
The Prince and the Princess lived happily ever after.
The birds are singing sweetly.
It is raining heavily.
The dog and the cat live together peacefully.
The soldiers fought bravely.
The sun is shining brightly.
The old man walked slowly.
Some adverbs describe the way something is done.
They are called adverbs of manner.
The driver braked suddenly.
The parcel arrived safely.
The dog jumped up playfully.
Please write legibly.
Please speak clearly.
Look closely at these footprints.
You have all answered correctly.
You can shop cheaply at this store.
Jamal dressed smartly for the party.
Maria is behaving selfishly.
The man drove carelessly.
The twins liked to dress differently.
She played skillfully.
Some adverbs describe when something happens.
They are called adverbs of time.
Can I do my work later? No, do it now.
Paul has just arrived.
He often swims in the evening.
Lisa is always cheerful.
Sometimes I ride my bike to school.
Everyone arrived early.
David arrived late.
It’s snowing again.
The mother bird started to build her nest yesterday.
She is continuing to build it today.
She will finish it tomorrow.
John’s shoes were too big for him last year.
They fit him this year.
They will be too small for him next year.
It rained last night.
The weather is fine this morning.
Some adverbs tell you where something happens. They are called adverbs of place.
Mom and Dad are watching television upstairs.
The children are playing downstairs.
It’s raining. Let’s go inside.
Rex, you can stay outside.
Please put the books there.
The workers are moving the rubbish away.
The miners are working underground.
They are going abroad to study.
There are trees everywhere.
Alice lived next door.
The man shouted loudly.
He arrived early.
The train has already left.
He drove carelessly.
The students talked noisily.
The children are playing outside.
Let’s go now.
Tom spoke politely to his teacher.
Have you seen Anne’s cat anywhere?
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