What type of words are adverbs often formed from and how? Examples? What are they called? Rules?
Adjectives, by adding an ly to the end you get an adverb.
- Adjectives Adverbs They were quiet. They worked quietly. He is a careful listener. He listened carefully.
Many adverbs that end in ly are called adverbs of manner
. That is they answer the question how? about he verb:Maggie walked slowly
up the staris. How did she walk? Slowly
So if you see a word that ends in ly and it answers the question how? It's an adverb. And if the abjective ends in y- change the y to an i and then add ly.
WARNING:not all words that end in ly are adverbs. here are some that are not:Silly, Holy, Oily, Lonely