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Adverbs of manner

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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.

  • 2 - The lawyer told him to answer his questions ___.

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

  • 4 - If you don't want to put on weight, eat ___.

  • 5 - Because he was late, he got dressed ___.

  • 6 - She waited ____ for him to arrive.

  • 7 - Speak ___ in the library.

  • 8 - I liked him a lot. I remember him ___.

  • 9 - The acrobat dived ___ through the air.

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