Adjectives vs. adverbs exercises

Practise the difference between adjectives and adverbs in English. How to make adverbs by adding -ly.

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We need adjectives to say what features and qualities the object has. Adverbs go together with verbs and answer the questions how, to what extent. Compare: a heavy bag — to rain heavily, a quiet Sunday morning — to sit quietly. We normally build adverbs by adding -ly to the adjective, but there are a lot of exceptions when you can’t apply this rule. The exercises on this page will help you better understand the difference between adjectives and adverbs.