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1 By Jami Sipe Formation of Adverbs

2 Adverbs are the words that modify verbs, adjectives or other adverbs.
Usually ending in -ly

3 Most Spanish adverbs are formed by adding -mente
Add -mente to the singular form of the adjective. This ending corresponds to the adverbial suffix -ly in English. Don’t forget the accents! They go where they would if there were no -mente.

4 Adjective Adverb Ejemplos: constante constantemente = constantly
difícil fácil normal frecuente feliz especial reciente constantemente = constantly difícilmente = difficultly fácilmente = easily normalmente = normally frecuentemente = frequently felizmente = happily especialmente = especially recientemente = recently

5 If the adjective has masculine and feminine forms, JUST add
-mente to the feminine form. Feminine Form Adjective Adverb claro desafortunado immediato rápido típico tranquilo lento clara desafortunada immediata rápida típica tranquila lenta claramente = clearly desafortunadamente = unfortunately inmediatamente = immediately rápidamente = quickly típicamente = typically tranquilamente = calmly lentamente = slowly

6 Another way to form adverbs:
You may use the preposition “con” + the singular form of the noun. Ejemplos: cuidadoso: cuidadosamente or con cuidado = (carefully) perfecto: perfectamente or con perfección = (perfectly) cariñoso: cariñosamente or con cariño = (affectionately)

7 Some adverbs do NOT follow any pattern.
Memorize this list! bastante = quite demasiado = too mal = badly mucho = a lot muy = very nunca = never peor = worse poco = little siempre = always

8 Ejemplos: Yo uso la computadora constantemente. =
(I use the computer constantly.) Juan nunca usa la computadora. = (Juan never uses the computer.) Ella habla español perfectamente. = (She speaks Spanish perfectly.)

9 Check Your Knowledge! calmly especially normally clearly slowly badly quite never worse tranquilamente especialmente normalmente claramente lentamente mal bastante nunca peor

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