Adverbs of Manner!
Adverbs can be simply defined as a word or a phrase that modifies or qualifies an adjective. There are two main types of adverbs of manner, that are described below.
What are Adverbs of Manner?
They are usually formed from an adjective by adding -ly.
We are categorizing them into two basic categories:
- Positive Manner
- Negative Manner
There are some adverbs that can be used as positive as well as negative. Examples of Such are at the end of this article.
we do not use adverbs with link words:
i.e. Elena Looks happy. (
Happily) (Instead, use Adjectives)
Adverbs of Manner List / Adverb of manner list
There is a list of adverbs of manners examples. These words are very useful in our writings and speaking. If you have a clear difference between Positive and Negative adverbs of manner you can better utilise these words in your conversation.
List of adverbs of manner / Negative Manner
Positive/Negative Manner List
Adverbs of Manner is related to the happening of something. It suggests or Depicts how something happens.
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Position of Adverbs of Manner
We can use the adverb of the manner in the following Positions in a sentence.
- It usually comes after the main verb.
- He works faster.
- She can cook nicely.
- He ran quickly.
- I will eat later.
- He sings beautifully.
- He played well.
- The dog ran fast (fast is an irregular verb so don’t say ‘fastly’)
- He tried hard. (Hardly)
- Sometimes adverbs of manner come after the direct object.
- He can beat the drum harder.
- She can makeup Bridals Beautifully.
- She types the message hurriedly.
- We can also use the adverb of manner before a verb in some cases.
- She can Beautifully Makeup Bridals.
- She hurriedly types the message.
Note: we can never place an adverb of manner between a verb and its direct object.
- She types hurriedly the message. (Incorrect)
- She hurriedly types the message. (Correct)
- In the case of a sentence with preposition always use the adverb of manner before preposition or after the main object.
- He can play nicely in the game. (correct)
- He can play in the game, nicely. (correct)
- Sometimes we use the adverb of manner at the start of a sentence.
- Hardly and barely, we crossed the river.
- When more than one verbs are in a sentence.
When there is more than one verb in a sentence, the position of the adverb is very important.
- Placed with verb (It will modify the meaning of verb)
- At the end of the sentence (it describes the manner of the whole action described in the clause)
- She slowly decided to leave the party. (slowly modifies decided.)
- She decided to leave the party slowly. (slowly modifies leave the party.)
- Case of Intransitive verbs. (Verbs without object)
The adverb of manner should place immediately after the verb.
His enemies were killed badly.
It is defined as the adverbs or phrases that qualifies or modifies an adjective.