Adjectives and Adverbs

Adjectives describe nouns (things).
  • My dog is slow.
Slow is an adjective since it describes the subject (my dog).
How is my dog? Slow

Adverbs describe verbs (actions).
  • My dog eats slowly.
Slowly is an adverb since it describes the way my dog eats.
How does my dog eat? Slowly.

Adverbs -LY

Adverbs are normally formed by adding -LY to the end of an adjective.
E.g. Quick - Quickly
For adjectives that end in -l or -e, we simply add -ly:

Special - specially
nice      - nicely

Adverbs ending in -Y

For adjectives that end in -y, we remove the -y and add -ily:

crazy - crazily
happy - happily

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