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Adverbs of manner

Adverbs of manner are used to tell us the way or how something is done.

An adverb can be added to a verb to modify its meaning.

“She plays piano.” – An adverb of manner can be added to the verb (play) to modify its meaning and give us more information on how she plays piano.

“She plays piano beautifully.”

“She plays piano softly.”

“She plays piano terribly.”

Adverbs of manner are usually placed after the main verb or after the object. “He left the room quickly.”

It can also be used before the verb. “He quickly left the room.”

Adverbs of Manner – Examples

“The rain fell heavily.”

“When my teacher speaks, we listen carefully.”

“Make sure you write neatly.”

“She easily passed the test.”

Now decide which is the best adverb to use in each sentence:

    1 – The airplane landed ___ on the runway.

safely
shyly
frankly
warmly

2 – The lawyer told him to answer his questions ___.

suspiciously
greedily
sleepily
truthfully

3 – I was scared during the taxi ride. Our driver drove ____.

recklessly
brightly
repeatedly
generously

4 – If you don’t want to put on weight, eat ___.

successfully
lazily
gently
healthily

5 – Because he was late, he got dressed ___.

hurriedly
quietly
regularly
tenderly

6 – She waited ____ for him to arrive.

slowly
closely
enormously
patiently

7 – Speak ___ in the library.

kindly
noisily
quickly
quietly

8 – I liked him a lot. I remember him ___.

fondly
reluctantly
busily
tensely

9 – The acrobat dived ___ through the air.

daringly
mysteriously
irritably
mysteriously

10 – My dog is well-behaved. He follows my instructions ___.

accidentally
obediently
frantically
rarely

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