20th August 2017
Adverbs are an important part of the English language. Learn what they are and how you can use them in spoken and written English with our new Study Tip lesson.
Our holiday was too short- the time went quickly.
She speaks English perfectly.
Quickly and perfectly are adverbs. Many adverbs are made from an adjective + ly
But not all words ending in –ly are adverbs. Some adjective end in –ly too. For example:
Friendly, lively, lonely, silly
Adjective or adverb?
An adjective tells us more about a noun. We use adjectives before nouns and after a few verbs (especially be)
An adverb tells us more about a verb. An adverb tells us in what way someone does something or in what way something happens:
She speaks perfect English (adjective + noun)
She speaks English perfectly (verb + object + adverb)
We also use adverbs before adjectives and other adverbs. For example
Test your knowledge:
Angrily badly dangerously fast heavily quietly
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