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Quick and Handy Grammar Review: Adverbs of Manner 2


Exercise 1:
Change the adjectives into adverbs. 5
Exercise 2:
Insert the adverbs into the sentences. 6
Exercise 3:
Rewrite the sentences to include adverbs. 7
Exercise 4:
Locate the error, correct it, and rewrite the sentence correctly. 8
Exercise 5:
Decide whether the underlined words are adverbs or adjectives. 9
Exercise 6:
Rewrite the sentences into the equative, comparative, or superlative form. 10
Exercise 7:
Write your own comparative sentences using the adverbs in the box. 11
Exercise 8:
Quiz: Adverbs of Manner . 12

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Quick and Handy Grammar Review: Adverbs of Manner
Adverbs can describe verbs, adjectives, other adverbs, clauses, or whole sentences. Adverbs answer the
questions how, when, where, how often, etc.
Adverbs of manner, which are the focus of this lesson, are words that describe verbs.
These adverbs answer the question how. They describe how an action is done.
Examples:
He spoke. How did he speak? He spoke quickly.
She laughed. How did she laugh? She laughed loudly.
1. Form:
Most adverbs of manner are formed by adding -ly to the adjective form. Think of this pattern: Adj + -ly.
Adjective Adverb Adjective Adverb
bad badly beautiful beautifully
happy happily intelligent intelligently
noisy noisily quick quickly
serious seriously slow slowly
careful carefully quiet quietly
loud loudly
2. Exceptions:
Some adverbs dont change at all from the adjective form. Other
adverbs become a different word. The box on the right lists some
common exceptions.
Note: Dont confuse the adverb hard, which means a lot or a big
effort, with hardly, which is an adverb that means almost none.
Examples:
She studied hard for the test. (She studied a lot.)
She hardly studied. (She barely studied; she almost didnt study at all.)
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Adjective Adverb
fast fast
good well
hard hard
3. Sentence Position:
A. Most adverbs of manner go after the verb in the sentence. Think of this pattern:
Examples:
He ran slowly around the track.
She dances beautifully.
The politician spoke intelligently about the environmental issues.
B. It is also possible to put the adverb of manner after the direct or indirect object in the sentence. Even in this
position, the adverb is still describing the verb.
Examples:
He ran around the track slowly. (Slowly describes ran, not the track.)
The politician spoke about the environmental issues intelligently. (Intelligently describes spoke, not the envi-
ronmental issues.)
C. Some adverbs of manner can also go before the verb.
Examples:
She repeatedly asked the question. / She asked the question repeatedly. (Repeatedly describes asked in both
sentences.)
The children quietly played in their room. / The children played quietly in their room. / The children played in
their room quietly. (Quietly describes played in all sentences.)
Notes on -ly Adjectives:
Be careful! Most words ending with -ly are adverbs, but there are a few adjectives with this ending. The most
common adjectives that end with -ly are friendly, costly, and some time adjectives like hourly, daily, weekly,
monthly, and yearly. These adjectives follow the patterns:
Examples:
She is friendly.
That was a costly meal.
We had our monthly meeting on Tuesday.
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Adjective + Noun
Be + Adjective
V + Adv
4. Equative, Comparative, and Superlative Forms:
The equative form is used to show that the adverb describing the verb is equal to something or someone else.
The comparative form is used when the adverb describing a verb is more than something or someone else. The
superlative form shows that the adverb describing the verb is the most when compared to a group.
Form Pattern Example
Equative as + Adv + as He speaks as well as she does.
Comparative more + Adv + than She sings more beautifully than her sister.
Superlative the + most + Adv Who nished the most quickly?
Notes on the Comparative and Superlative Forms:
A. Unlike two-syllable adjectives, where -er and -est are added and -y changes to -i (e.g., funny becomes
funnier/funniest, friendly becomes friendlier/friendliest), two-syllable adverbs DO NOT take the endings -er
and -est. The words more and most are added instead.
Examples:
Your roommate finished cleaning more quickly than you did. (NOT quicklier)
Our neighbors ate more slowly than us at the barbecue. (NOT slowlier)
This is the painting that yours resembles the most closely. (NOT the closeliest)
B. For adverbs that fall into the exceptions category listed on page 2 (generally those without the -ly form),
the comparative and superlative are formed in the same way for both adjectives and adverbs.
Adjective Adverb Comparative Superlative
bad badly worse worst
good well better best
hard hard harder hardest
fast fast faster fastest
Examples:
She studied harder than him.
He ran faster than his classmate.
Of all the members on our soccer team, Maria plays the best.
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1. My sister has an amazing voice. She sings ________________________. (beautiful)
2. That guy sure knows how to run ________________________. He beat everyone at the track
competition. (quick)
3. When you want something done ________________________, sometimes you have to do it yourself.
(correct)
4. Now that the windshield is clean, I can see ________________________. (clear)
5. The ballerinas danced ________________________ around the stage. (graceful)
6. That joke was so funny. I laughed ________________________ when you told it to me. (loud)
7. The teacher spoke ________________________ to the new students. (kind)
8. The children ate their snacks ________________________. (noisy)
9. The new girl ________________________ introduced herself to the class. (shy)
10. The big waves crashed ________________________ onto the beach. (violent)
Exercise 1:
Change the adjectives in parentheses into adverbs.
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1. There was a fire, but everyone made it out of the building __________.
2. I cant believe my coworker just spoke __________ to our boss. I wonder if hell get fired?
3. Its cold out. I hope youll dress __________.
4. Once Mike showed Tammy how to run the new machine, she could do it __________ by herself.
5. My roommate folded his laundry __________.
6. When the power went out, the kindergarten teacher spoke __________ to the frightened students.
7. My cat stretched out __________ in the sun.
8. She greeted me __________ when we were introduced.
9. The little girl smiled __________ at her father when he woke her up.
10. How did you finish the test so __________?
Exercise 2:
Insert the adverbs into the sentences. Use each adverb only once.
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lazily politely rudely
sensibly correctly safely fast
neatly calmly sleepily
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1. She smiled at her new boss. (nervously)
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2. Mark yelled for the bus driver to stop. (loudly)
___________________________________________________________________________________
3. Did you answer all of the questions? (honestly)
___________________________________________________________________________________
4. Akiko studied for the test. (hard)
___________________________________________________________________________________
5. I was so embarrassed when my stomach growled. (hungrily)
___________________________________________________________________________________
6. Those kittens are so small. Make sure you play with them. (carefully)
___________________________________________________________________________________
7. The children played in the library. (quietly)
___________________________________________________________________________________
8. When I invited him to the party, he responded. (enthusiastically)
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9. Did you sleep last night? (well)
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10. The teenage boy was late coming home, so he tiptoed into the house. (silently)
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Exercise 3:
Rewrite the sentences to include the adverbs in parentheses. Some sentences have more than one
possible answer.
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1. Susan answered all of the intelligently questions on the job application.
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2. The carefully scientist mixed the chemicals.
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3. I havent played the piano for two years. When I tried yesterday, badly I played.
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4. She completed the driving successfully test.
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5. Jeff well played soccer all year.
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6. The boy hugged his gently baby sister.
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7. Christina approached the cautiously big dog.
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8. Hye Jun ran to catch the quickly bus.
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9. The parents sang to get their children to go softly to sleep.
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10. She asked about the repeatedly homework.
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Exercise 4:
Error Correction. Locate the error, correct it, and rewrite the sentence correctly. (There may be
more than one possible answer.)
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1. She is a hard worker. ____________
2. He works hard at his job. ____________
3. Sandra entered the class quietly because it had already started. ____________
4. I like Ryan. Hes a friendly guy. ____________
5. We moved fast when we realized we were late. ____________
6. They saw some fast cars in the race yesterday. ____________
7. Are you going to the weekly study session? ____________
8. My new purse is by a famous designer. Its pretty costly. ____________
9. I didnt study last night, so I probably wont do well on the test. ____________
10. Dont speak loudly in the library. ____________
Exercise 5:
Adverb or Adjective? Read the following sentences and decide whether each underlined word is an
adverb (write Adv) or an adjective (write Adj).
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1. Justin runs slowly. Josh runs more slowly.
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2. Michelle plays the violin beautifully. Tina plays the violin beautifully, too.
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3. She works hard. He works harder.
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4. Takahiro drives the most carefully. His friends drive carefully.
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5. He walks fast. She walks faster.
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6. Lily talks quickly. Paul talks more quickly.
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7. My sister speaks French well. My brother speaks French better.
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8. John did the worst on the test. His classmates did well.
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9. My mother plays cards well. My father plays cards better.
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10. My grandmother gives money generously. My grandfather gives money generously, too.
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Exercise 6:
Equative, Comparative, and Superlative Forms. Combine the sentences into one and use the
equative, comparative, or superlative form based on the meaning of the sentences.
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Josh runs more slowly than Justin.
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1. ___________________________________________________________________________________
2. ___________________________________________________________________________________
3. ___________________________________________________________________________________
4. ___________________________________________________________________________________
5. ___________________________________________________________________________________
6. ___________________________________________________________________________________
7. ___________________________________________________________________________________
8. ___________________________________________________________________________________
9. ___________________________________________________________________________________
10. ___________________________________________________________________________________
Exercise 7:
Comparative Form. Write your own comparative sentences using the adverbs in the box.
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silently clearly loudly
quietly harder easily quickly
politely safely better
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1. I finished my homework __________ you.
a) quickly b) more quickly c) quicklier d) as quickly as
2. He ran around the block __________.
a) quick b) as quickly as c) more quickly d) quickly
3. Nicole finished the test __________.
a) as fast as b) the fastest c) fastly d) faster
4. Nick was upset because the clerk spoke __________ to him.
a) more rudely b) the most rudely c) rudely d) as rudely as
5. She walked __________ into the haunted house as he did.
a) bravely b) more bravely than c) as bravely d) bravely more
6. Jen promised that she answered my question __________.
a) truthfully b) more truthfully c) as truthfully as d) more truthfully than
7. My friends greeted me __________ at the airport.
a) as cheerfully b) as cheerfully as c) more cheerfully d) cheerfully
8. The boy climbed the wall __________ his friend.
a) easily b) more easily c) easilier d) more easily than
9. The wind blew __________ through the trees.
a) violently b) more violently than c) as violently as d) the most violently
10. Out of all the talented singers here, he sings __________.
a) better b) the best c) well d) good
Exercise 8:
Quiz: Adverbs of Manner.
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Answer Key
Exercise 1:
1. beautifully
2. quickly
3. correctly
4. clearly
5. gracefully
6. loudly
7. kindly
8. noisily
9. shyly
10. violently
Exercise 2:
1. safely
2. rudely
3. sensibly
4. correctly
5. neatly
6. calmly
7. lazily
8. politely
9. sleepily
10. fast
Exercise 3:
1. She smiled nervously at her new boss. / She smiled at her new boss nervously.
2. Mark yelled loudly for the bus driver to stop. / Mark loudly yelled for the bus driver to stop.
3. Did you answer all of the questions honestly?
4. Akiko studied hard for the test.
5. I was so embarrassed when my stomach growled hungrily.
6. Those kittens are so small. Make sure you play carefully with them. / Make sure you play
with them carefully.
7. The children played quietly in the library. / The children played in the library quietly. / The
children quietly played in the library.
8. When I invited him to the party, he responded enthusiastically.
9. Did you sleep well last night?
10. The teenage boy was late coming home, so he tiptoed silently into the house. / The teenage boy
was late coming home, so he tiptoed into the house silently. / The teenage boy was late coming
home, so he silently tiptoed into the house.
Exercise 4:
1. Susan answered all of the questions on the job application intelligently.
2. The scientist mixed the chemicals carefully. / The scientist carefully mixed the chemicals.
3. I havent played the piano for two years. When I tried yesterday, I played badly.
4. She completed the driving test successfully. / She successfully completed the driving test.
5. Jeff played soccer well all year.
6. The boy hugged his baby sister gently. / The boy gently hugged his baby sister.
7. Christina approached the big dog cautiously. / Christina cautiously approached the big dog.
8. Hye Jun ran quickly to catch the bus.
9. The parents sang softly to get their children to go to sleep.
10. She asked repeatedly about the homework. / She asked about the homework repeatedly. / She
repeatedly asked about the homework.
Exercise 6:
1. Josh runs more slowly than Justin.
2. Michelle plays the violin as beautifully as Tina (does).
3. He works harder than her. / He works harder than she does.
4. Takahiro drives the most carefully of all his friends.
5. She walks faster than him. / She walks faster than he does.
6. Paul talks more quickly than Lily (does).
7. My brother speaks French better than my sister (does).
8. John did the worst of all his classmates on the test. / John did the worst in the class on the test.
9. My father plays cards better than my mother (does).
10.My grandmother gives money as generously as my grandfather (does).
Exercise 8:
1. d
2. d
3. b
4. c
5. c
Exercise 5:
1. Adj
2. Adv
3. Adv
4. Adj
5. Adv
6. Adj
7. Adj
8. Adj
9. Adv
10. Adv
Exercise 7:
Answers will vary.
6. a
7. d
8. d
9. a
10. b