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Adverbs of Manner
What's In The Wardrobe?


Mac and Rory are on a hike with friends. They are staying the night in an old house.

Adjectives describe nouns. Adverbs describe verbs.


   Adjective         Adverb

    slow               slowly


  • You are slow.

  • You walk slowly.

In most cases, you add ly to the adjective to make an adverb.

You two walk so slowly! Come on!



Spooky house!

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Sorry, lads, we're going to bed early. 

Some words can be adjectives and adverbs.

  • Rory was early today.

  • Rory is going to bed early.  


  • Mac is a fast runner.

  • The cat runs fast too.

Their friends want to stay up all night but...

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I can't keep my eyes open!

And here’s another example…


  • Rory can’t keep his eyes open.

  • The door is open.  

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Did you hear that noise?

Suddenly describes how they woke up. 


Nervously describes how Mac whispers to Rory.

During the night, they suddenly wake up! Mac whispers nervously to Rory...

There’s something in the  wardrobe.


You go first. You’re a dog. You have teeth.

No, you go first! You have teeth too.

First is another word that can be used as an adjective or an adverb.


  • I am first in my class!

  • He ate his dinner first.

They decide to get up quietly and find out what's in the wardrobe.

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They go together. They walk slowly to the wardrobe.

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Scared you!!!

They open the door suddenly, and their friends fall out, laughing noisily!


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Mac, save me!

And then the fun begins! Mac bravely tries to rescue Rory but...

I'm trying!!!

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The next morning...

Did you sleep well?

No, I didn't get a good night's sleep at all!

Sometimes the adjective and the adverb are completely different.


Adjective            Adverb

Good                  Well


  • You did a good job.

  • You did that job well.


  • hike: a big long walk

  • to stay the night: to sleep in that place for the night

  • spooky: scary

  • to stay up: to not go to bed

  • chips: french fries

  • bravely: not to be afraid



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