- Many verbs can be converted into agent nouns by adding -er or -or
dance - dancer perform - performer ski - skier
act - actor drive - driver translate - translator
paint - painter play - player work - worker
SPELLING RULE: For one-syllable verbs that end with a single
consonant preceeded by a single wovel, the final consonant is doubled.
EX: Run - runner
ADVERBS OF MANNER
- An adverb of manner is formed by adding -ly to the corresponding adjective
careful - carefuly
SPELLING RULE: For adjectives that end in -y, the -y changes to -i and
-ly is added.
EX: Lazy - lazily
- Irregular adverbs of manner:
hard - hard good - well
NOTE: As an explanation to the introduction of adverbs in this chapter, an adverb gives additional information about the verb, therefore it qualifies the action. Therefore, the adverb is positioned after the verb.
He works sloppily
COMPARATIVES OF ADVERBS
- The comparative of one-syllable adverbs or adverbs whose forms are the same as adjectives is formed by adding -er.
hard - harder
- For adverbs of manner with three or more syllables, more is added.
gracefully - more gracefully
accuraterly - more accurately
- Some adverbs have both comparative forms.
louder / more loudly
slower / more slowly
- There are some irregular adverbs of manner
EXERCISES : http://www.better-english.com/grammar/comparatives.htm
NOTE: There are different types of adverbs, we have already seen adverbs of manner, but we also have adverbs of time (late/later, early/earlier), adverbs of degree (adequately, entirely, greatly, highly), of purpose (accidentally, intentionally) etc.
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