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Learner Guide

 

Adverbs


Learning Objective : 

 

Definition :

An adverb describes a verb. They add to the verb to give more meaning.

Most adverbs end in ‘ly’. There are 3 rules we can use for making adverbs.

 

Rule 1: For most words, we can add ly to the end.

Rule 2: If the word ends in a y, you need to change the ‘y’ to an ‘i’ and add ‘ly’.

Rule 3: If the word ends in an e, you must remove the e and add ‘ly’.

 

Example :

I easily finished my homework.

I carefully walked across the road.

I simply wrote answered all the questions without any help.

 

Explanation :

In the first sentence, ‘easily’ describes how the action of doing the homework

was done. It uses the adverb rule, change the ‘y’ to an ‘i’ and add ‘ly’.

In the second sentence, ‘carefully’ describes how someone crossed the road.

It uses the adverb rule, add ‘ly’ to the end.

In the third sentence, simply described how the questions were answered. It

uses the adverb rule, remove the e and add ly.


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Sentences Forming Paragraphs                 Sentences in detail

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