Most adverbs are formed by adding -ly to the end of the related adjective.
Form of adverbs - Easy Learning Grammar
A common spelling mistake is to add -ley. This mistake is often made when the adjective ends in the letter -e. Note the correct spelling of adverbs formed from adjectives ending in -e.Adjectives that end in -y change to -i before adding -ly, unless, like sly or dry, they have only one syllable.
|a short way||a late meeting|
|a long pause||an early lecture|
- The lesson was cut short.
- We met late at night.
- Don’t stay long.
- He came in early.
- He rushed in an attempt to catch his bus.
- She hurried over her meal because she was late.
- He rushed in.
- She hurried over.
- Kim treated Sharon well, Karen less well and Janice the least well.
- Malcolm walked the most slowly of all of them.
- Tariq acted very kindly towards him.
- You must behave far more sensibly in future.
- This graph shows that girls performed the best at maths this year.