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Adverbs of Manner



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Adverbs of Manner

    >> They tell us the manner or way in which something happens. They answer the question "How?"

    >> Adverbs of manners mainly modify verbs.

    ~ He speaks slowly .

    ~ They helped us cheerfully .

    ~ James Bond drives his cars fast .

    >> We normally use adverbs of manners with dynamic (action) verbs not with stative (state)


    ~ He came QUICKLY. (correct)

    ~ He worked HAPPILY. (correct)

    ~ It seems strangely. (wrong)

    ~ She looked beautifully. (wrong)

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  • 4 months later...

An additional piece of information for the last two sentences:

Verbs seem and appear are linking verbs and they serve to ''connect'' the subject with the rest of the sentence. They, therefore, require subject complement! and subject complement is usually realised through either noun phrase, adjective phrase or a clause.

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