Adverbs of manner are words that describe how something is done or how something happens. They can be placed before or after the verb in a sentence.
Some common adverbs of manner include:
- Slowly: She walked slowly down the street.
- Quickly: He ran quickly to catch the bus.
- Loudly: The music was playing loudly in the club.
- Quietly: She whispered quietly in his ear.
- Carefully: She carefully opened the gift box.
Adverbs of manner can also be intensified with the use of “very” or “extremely.” For example:
- Very slowly: She moved very slowly through the crowd.
- Extremely loudly: The explosion was heard extremely loudly from miles away.
Adverbs of manner can also be used to compare two actions or events. For example:
- More slowly: He walked more slowly than his sister.
- Less loudly: The music was playing less loudly than before.
It’s important to remember that adverbs of manner should not be confused with adjectives. Adjectives describe nouns or pronouns, while adverbs describe verbs, adjectives, or other adverbs. For example:
- Adjective: She has a slow walk. (The adjective “slow” describes the noun “walk.”)
- Adverb: She walks slowly. (The adverb “slowly” describes the verb “walks.”)