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Vocabulary
ADVERB
Types of Adverb Adverb of Time Adverb of Frequency Adverb of Place
Adverb of Manner Adverb of Quality Adverb of Reason Adverb of Duration
Adverb of Affirmation Adverb of Conjunction Relative Adverbs Interrogative Adverbs
Degree of Comparison Positive-Comparative-Superlative Formation of Adverb
FORMATION OF ADVERBS

Some original adverbs: seldom, always, yesterday, today, tomorrow, here, there, never, well.

  Adverbs from adjectives:

With the suffix –ly.

 
Examples
possibly humbly thinly gladly
sheepishly slowly loudly usually
slavishly clearly sincerely  
silently normally finally nicely
kindly harshly honestly correctly
rightly beautifully mercifully helpfully
wonderfully frequently immediately coldly
dully forcefully hatefully painfully
smartly proudly sadly badly
madly fairly hopefully sorrowfully
dryly largely wisely fully
bravely generally leisurely boldly

By changing the final –y into –(i) and adding –ly, e.g. easy-easily.

 
Examples
gaily lazily readily happily
angrily busily merrily hungrily
wearily heavily    

From adjectives ending in –able, ible, by dropping the final –e and adding –y. e.g. capable-capably,

 
Examples
reasonably desirably preferably tolerably
honorably suitably profitably fashionably
favorably plausibly forcibly sensibly

Some other adverbs from adjective:

 
Examples
  Adjective Adverb
true truly
due duly
whole wholly
  Adverbs from participles:

With the suffix –ly.

 
Examples
A.  
surprisingly strikingly amazingly increasingly
willingly seemingly knowingly approvingly
haltingly hesitatingly daringly reassuringly
lovingly exceedingly pleasingly displeasingly
longingly imposingly warningly  
B.  
brokenly hurriedly drunkenly admittedly
unexpectedly deservedly doggedly supposedly
fixedly      
  Words same in Adjectives and Adverbs.

Some words can be used both as Adjectives and Adverbs.

 
Examples
High low near fast
half deep far hard
late much long leisurely
kindly early daily weekly
forthrightly yearly straight hourly
nightly only a little enough
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Types of Adverb Adverb of Time Adverb of Frequency Adverb of Place
Adverb of Manner Adverb of Quality Adverb of Reason Adverb of Duration
Adverb of Affirmation Adverb of Conjunction Relative Adverbs Interrogative Adverbs
Degree of Comparison Positive-Comparative-Superlative Formation of Adverb