Adverbs of manner tell us how something happens/in what way. Study the slide below, the adverb of manner tells us how the horses are running.
Adverbs of manner help the listener gain a better understanding of the context.
Imagine you are reading a book… If the book doesn’t contain any adverbs of manner, the reader may become uninterested.
examples of adverbs of manner
Adverbs of manner are the largest group of adverbs. Take a look at the following table of the most common ones with examples.
*NOTE: Take a look at the endings of the adverbs. Do you notice anything?
position of adverbs of manner
The adverb of manner can be placed in several places in a sentence. If you want to emphasise the adverb, it can be placed in certain places. There are also a few rules for you to learn.
Let’s take a look…
forming adverbs of manner
You may have noticed in the table of adverbs above that a lot of them end in ‘ly’. You may have also noticed that they look a lot like adjectives too. Well done, give yourselves a pat on the back.
Adverbs of manner are pretty easy to create. Use the table below as a guide to see how they are made. See if you can make up some of your own too.
*NOTE: Watch out for those pesky irregular adverbs.
examples adverbs of manner in use
Now you’re a pro at adverbs of manner, I want you to make up some sentences of your own and comment below. Take a look at my examples first to give you an idea. Can you spot the adverb in my examples?