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GRAMMAR & STRUCTURE — Reference Lists
Common Adverbs of Manner

 
 

Adjective + -ly, for example

angrily

The child yelled angrily at her friend for breaking her favorite toy.

automatically

The bank doors open automatically; you don't have to touch the door at all.

badly

This report is badly written. Do it again.

beautifully

The musicians performed beautifully.

happily

Jack and Jill happily went on vacation for the first time in five years.

quickly

If you eat your dinner quickly, we will be able to get to the theatre before the movie starts.

seriously

Do you seriously think that Tom will quit his job?

slowly

The old man slowly walked home.

seldom

I seldom see Mary. I can't remember the last time I saw her.

rarely

I rarely see Tom. He lives 50 kilometres from me and I haven't seen him in two years.

never

I will never go to that restaurant again. It was terrible!

Other common adverbs

fast

The little girl ran fast to catch the school bus.

hard

He works hard every day.

well

Mary is doing well at her new job.

 
 

 

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