Let’s learn how to use adverbs to describe actions. You will learn to say how and how often you do something.
Adverbs for describing how you do something
You can make adverbs from adjections.
- adjective + -ly: quick → quickly, bad → badly
- adjectives with -l, also add -ly: careful → carefully
- adjectives with -y change to -ly: easy → easily, happy → happily
You put most adverbs after the verb: He walked slowly to school.
Adverbs that look like adjectives
Some adverbs have the same spelling as adjectives. You use them the same way as adverbs.
- Fast, hard: He runs fast. She studies hard.
Adverbs for describing how often and how much
You put the following adverbs before the verb.
- Never, sometimes, often, usually, always: I often play football. I never listen to jazz music.
Very and quite
Some adverbs say how much.
- you put very and quite before the adjective: That music is too loud. This book is quite good.