Copy and Paste or Download a list of adverbs in various formats or copy and paste from our list tool. This list of adverbs includes common adverbs that are used daily. Adverbs modify verbs, adjectives, and other adverbs. They usually come after the verb, but some come before. Most adverbs are created by adding -ly to an adjective, as in quickly, softly, and brightly.
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Adverbs make sentences more interesting
Adverbs can make writing more interesting by adding detail and showing how the subject is feeling. For example, the sentence “He ran quickly” is more interesting than “He ran.” The adverb “quickly” shows how he was running and adds detail to the sentence.
Adverbs can also be used to explain why someone did something. For example, the sentence “She sang happily” explains why she was singing. The adverb “happily” shows that she was happy when singing. This makes her singing sound more pleasant.
Changing Adjectives into adverbs
You can turn many adjectives into adverbs by adding an -ly. This trick works with a lot of different adjectives, and it’s a great way to add detail to your writing. Here are some examples:
- Slow becomes slowly.
- Quick become quickly.
- Calmly becomes calmly.
- Certain becomes certainly.
- Fair become fairly.
How to use Adverbs
When using adverbs, it is important to pay attention to the verb that they are modifying. Adverbs can be placed before or after the verb, depending on the meaning you want to convey. While the verb shows what action is taking place, the adverb modifies how that action is perceived. Here are some examples:
- Happily can be used to describe how someone is feeling.
- Absentmindedly can be used to describe how someone is thinking.
- Beautifully can be used to explain how someone is being creative.
- Briefly can describe how long someone was talking.
Using Adverbs in Writing
When it comes to creative writing, adverbs can be your best friend. They can help explain and add detail to your reports or blog posts. Here are a few tips on how to use adverbs in your writing:
- Use them sparingly. Adverbs can be overused, so it’s essential to use them wisely. A good rule is using only one or two adverbs per sentence.
- Use them for emphasis. Adverbs can be used to emphasize certain words or phrases in your writing. For example, if you want to emphasize the speed or the time it takes to do something, you could write, “The house was quickly built!”
- Use them for description. Adverbs can also be used to describe actions in more detail.
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