Adverbs of Manner
Adverbs of manner describe how actions are done:
Football in the USA is growing quickly.
We form adverbs by adding –ly to adjectives:
- Quickly (from quick)
- Slowly (from slow)
- Easily (from easy)
- Beautifully (from beautiful)
- Carefully (from careful)
When asking “How?” about an action, we get the adverb of manner:
How does she run? – She runs slowly.
Some adverbs don’t take –ly. They are irregular adverbs:
Good – Well
Some words can be both adjectives and adverbs. We determine their usage by asking “How?” about the verb:
He arrives late.
I always study hard.
We can also use quite and very with adverbs:
He runs quite fast.
She runs very fast.
This content provides an overview of adverbs of manner in English.