Adverbs are used to give us more information and are used  to modify verbs, clauses and other adverbs.

The difficulty with identifying adverbs is that they can appear in different places in a sentence.

The simplest way to recognise an adverb is through the common ending –ly. Examples of –ly adverbs are: quickly, quietly, fortunately.

Most adverbs are made by adding –ly to adjectives:

careful > carefully
loud > loudly
slow > slowly

1. He quietly walked off the field after he lost the final.

2. They carefully read through the bank statements to find the mistake.

3. The final exam was extremely difficult this year.

4. She is incredibly sorry about what she did to her ex-boyfriend .

5. The taxi driver drove very unsafely and we were scared because we had our son in the car.

6. Our professor talks exceptionally loudly, I usually sit in the back of the classroom.

7. Unfortunately, I will be out of the office for the month of August.

8. Surprisingly, the hotel restaurant was open until midnight.

9. Hurry up! You always walk so slowly.

10. You play the piano very well, I never knew you had this talent.


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