Adverbs of Manner for intermediate learners

Adverbs of manner give us more information about how the verb is done. To learn their grammatical function and how to use them, read this.

"Adverbs of Manner" in the English Grammar

What Are Adverbs of Manner?

Adverbs of manner show how an action is done.

How to Find Adverbs of Manner

Adverbs of manner have '-ly' at the end, but remember not to misuse adjectives ending in '-ly' instead of adverbs of manner. For example:

They found him easily. → adverb of manner

She is silly. → adjective

One of the ways to understand the difference between adjectives and adverbs is that:

Most Common Adverbs of Manner

Here are the most common adverbs of manner:

  • Quickly
  • Easily
  • Loudly
  • Happily
  • Quietly
  • Angrily

Check out the examples:

They talked loudly.

She found him quickly.

Position of Adverbs of Manner

Adverbs of manner are used to describe the way in which the main verb is done. So, they are mostly used after the main verbs. Here are the examples:

He answered doubtfully.

Sarah cried loudly.


Adverbs of manner are used to make the verb more obvious. They are used to show how an action is used.


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