Adverb Spelling Rules
When it comes to understanding the rules of spelling adjectives, if you find them confusing don't worry they are really quite simple to understand.
Most of adjectives can be converted to adverbs, just by adding -ly, to the end of the adjective.
- correct - correctly
- easy - easily
Adjectives that end in -y, change the -y to -i, and add -ly.
- lucky - luckily
- happy - happily
Adjectives that end in -ble, drop the -e, and -add -ly.
- respectable - respectably
- comfortable - comfortably
Adjectives that end in -ic, change the -ic to -al, and add -ly.
- problematic - problematically
- hectic - hectically
There are exceptions to the rule.
- public - publicly
Adjectives that end in -e, just add -ly.
- rude - rudely
- live - lively
Adjectives that end in -le, drop the -e, and add -ly.
- accountable - accountability
- predictable - predictability
Please note not all words that end in -ly, are adverbs.