Adverbele de mod se pot crea dupa o regula, se numesc regulate, sau au forme proprii, se numesc neregulate:

Adverbs of manner can have:

  • regular forms: easily, slowly, noisily, quietly, carefully, badly, beautifully, etc
  • irregular forms: well, fast, hard etc
  • Se numesc “de mod”, deci vor descrie cum se face o actiune. Adverbs of manner describe how an action is done.

He drives fast.

She walks slowly.

He is feeling bad.

  • Adverbele de mod regulate se formeaza prin adaugarea terminatiei -ly unui adjectiv.

Regular adverbs of manner are formed by adding -ly to the end of an adjective

beautiful – beautifully

strong – strongly

nice – nicely

healthy – healthily

easy – easily

terrible – terribly

sad – sadly

polite – politely

perfect – perfectly

brave – bravely

  • Adverbele de mod neregulate au fiecare forma sa proprie:

There are also the irregular adverbs of manner, they are formed differently

fast – fast                 My kids learn fast new things.

good – well               I didn’t feel well last night.

late – late                 We arrived late to the party. (Forma “lately” inseamna “in ultimul timp”)

straight – straight     Go straight, then turn left.

  • De obicei se folosesc dupa verb, daca propozitia nu are un complement direct sau indirect, “object” :

In a sentence, adverbs of manner usually go after the verb

You read loudly.

He sings nicely.

The car runs fast.

  • Daca exista complement direct sau indirect, atunci adverbele de mod se folosesc dupa complement.

When the sentence has an object, the adverbs of manner don’t go after the verb, they go after the object

You must promise me you will read this carefully.

It’s a new car, drive it slowly!

Exercise 1. Use adverbs of manner

  1. She always talks ……… (rude)
  2. Let’s finish this project …….. (quick)
  3. My mother sings ……. (bad)
  4. He is swimming ……… (good)
  5. Mary sings …….. (nice)
  6. My grandfather walks ……… (slow)

Exercise 2. Circle the correct answer

  1. Speak slow/slowly please! My brother is sleeping.
  2. This is a very funny/funnily question, you made me laugh loud/loudly!
  3. The students are speaking quiet/quietly.
  4. He plays the piano good/well.
  5. I speak Spanish bad/badly.
  6. I didn’t sleep very good/well last night.
  7. She is a beautiful/beautifully
  8. John looks very sad/sadly.


Raspunsuri: 1. Rudely, quickly, badly, well, nicely, slowly

  1. slowly, funny, loudly, quietly, well, badly, well, beautiful, sad.

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