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  • Chapter 5. Adverb (Cont'd...)

    Adverbs

    5.4 Formation of adverbs

    Many adverbs of manner and some adverbs of degree are formed by adding ‘ly’ to their corresponding adjectives. Table 5.4 provides few examples.

    Table 5.4 Adverb formed with ‘ly’

    Adjective Adverb Adjective Adverb
    grave gravely bad badly
    slow slowly quick quickly
    intermediate intermediately extreme extremely
    right rightly bright brightly

    Observation is necessary in case of spelling confusion when ‘ly’ is added to the adjectives.

  • In some cases final ‘y’ changes to ‘i’. For example: happy -> happily.
  • In some cases final ‘e’ is retained. For example: extreme -> extremely, alternative -> alternatively. However true -> truly, due-> duly, whole -> wholly are exceptions.
  • Adjective ending with able/ible; the final ‘e’ is dropped and ‘y’ is added. capable -> capably, sensible-> sensibly etc.
  • Adjectives ending in a ‘vowel + l’ the ‘ly’ is added at the end. For example: careful -> carefully, beautiful -> beautifully, pitiful -> pitifully, graceful -> gracefully, merciful -> mercifully, final->finally.
  • Some adverbs compounded with preposition. For example: herein, hereafter, hereby, hereupon, herewith, thereby, therefrom, therein, thereof, thereon, thereto, therewith, henceforth, henceforward, thenceforth, thenceforward, whereof, wherein, whereon, wherefore etc.
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