Adverbs of manner tell us the manner in which something happens. They answer the how question.
Adverbs of manner usually modify verbs.
Rebekah is running quickly.
How is Rebekah running?
Adverbs of manner are usually formed by adding 'ly' to an adjective.
Adjective + 'ly' = Adverb of Manner
|Adjective||Adverb of Manner|
Exception: Some adjectives end in 'ly'.
Examples: elderly, friendly, lovely, etc.
These are NOT adverbs.
The normal position for adverbs of manner is after the verb.
verb adverb of manner
I ran slowly
We can put an adverb of manner before the verb to emphasise the adverb.
adverb of manner verb
I slowly ran
If the verb has an object, the adverb of manner comes after the object.
verb object adverb of manner
I hit the ball badly
If the verb has a long object, put the adverb of manner before the verb.
adverb of manner verb a long object
Carefully I carried the big unstable German explosive that had landed on my lawn.
Do not put an adverb of manner between the verb and the object.
verb adverb of manner object
The following adverbs always come after the verb (and object):