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    adverbs

    Hello,
    Does anybody know the rules to adverbs?
    thank you

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    Re: adverbs

    I'm not a teacher, but I'll give my input if you would like.

    As a general rule, adverbs come AFTER the verb if the clause is complete.

    For example, "She was swimming swiftly."

    If there are more details to add to the verb (here, we could say where "she" was "swimming" to, you would still place the adverb in front of the verb.

    For example, "She was swimming towards the edge of the pool".

    Many adjectives can be turned into an adverb by adding "ly" onto the end of them.

    However, please pay attention to the fact that adverbs become adjectives if the verb becomes a noun.

    So She was swimming swiftly Becomes She had a swift swim.

    Swimming swiftly becomes A swim + the adjective Swift so it becomes A swift swim.

    An adverb is a way of describing and adding more detail to a verb, or action.

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