Adverbs 2 – Forming adverbs from adjectives

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1. In most cases, an adverb is formed by adding -ly to an adjective :

Example:

Adjective Adverb
cheap cheaply
quick quickly
slow slowly

2. If the adjective ends with -y, replace y with i and add -ly :

Example:

Adjective Adverb
easy easily
angry angrily
happy happily
lucky luckily

3. If the adjective ends with -able, -ible or -le, replace the -e with -y :

Example:

Adjective Adverb
probable probably
terrible terribly
gentle gently

4. If the adjective ends in -ic, add -ally. Exception: public -> publicly :

Example:

Adjective Adverb
basic basically
tragic tragically
economic economically
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