3 Adverbs answer these questions: How? In what manner?Ex. Patiently, boldly, slowly, softly, enthusiasticallyWhen?Ex. Recently, later, finally, daily, again, formerlyWhere?Ex. Outside, here, down, forward, up, awayTo what extent? To what degree?Ex. Extremely, very, too, rarely, completely, frequently
4 Placement of adverbs in sentences Adverbs can be placed before or after the verb that is modifiedWhen businesses knowingly deceive customers, they are violating ethical standards.Do not illegally copy paper or electronic documents.
5 Adverbs that modify adjectives are placed immediately before the adjective The courtesy of greeting others within your own firm is universally acceptable in the US.In some countries, greetings are very expressive and elaborate.Downsizing is becoming an increasingly popular way for businesses to lower expenses.
6 We very precisely judged the commute time to our new client’s office. Adverbs that modify other adverbs are placed immediately before the adverb being modified.We very precisely judged the commute time to our new client’s office.Ruby did extremely well.
7 Forming AdverbsAdd ly to an adjective root to form the majority of adverbsAdjective Adverbcautious cautiouslyextreme extremelyperfect perfectlyskillful skillfully
8 Adjective Adverb busy busily easy easily heavy heavily merry merrily Adverbs formed from adjectives ending in y Change the y to an i and add lyAdjective Adverbbusy busilyeasy easilyheavy heavilymerry merrily
9 Adverbs formed from adjectives ending in ible or able Drop the final e on adjectives that end in able or ible before adding the y to form the adverb.Adjective Adverbforcible forciblyterrible terriblypossible possibly
10 Common Adverbs that don’t end in ly Again almost alwaysDown far fastHard more muchNear now nowhereOften once sometimesSoon then thereToo twice up