formationofadverbs

formationofadverbs - cariosamente or con cario Some adverbs...

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Adverbs are words that describe, or modify, verbs, adjectives or other adverbs. He ran quickly. ("quickly" describes how he "ran") She spoke more slowly than he. ("slowly" describes how she "spoke") ("more" modifies "slowly") Most Spanish adverbs are formed by adding -mente to the feminine singular form of the adjective. This ending corresponds to -ly in English. Adjective Fem. Form Adverb claro clara claramente constante constante constantemente difícil difícil difícilmente Note: When an adjective has a written accent, the adverb retains it. Another way to form an adverb is to use the preposition con + the singular form of the noun. cuidadoso (carefully) cuidadosamente or con cuidado perfecto (perfectly) perfectamente or con perfección cariñoso (affectionately)
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Unformatted text preview: cariosamente or con cario Some adverbs do not follow any pattern of origination, and must simply be memorized. Here is a list of some common ones: bastante quite demasiado too mal badly mucho a lot muy very nunca never peor worse poco little siempre always When two adverbs modify the same verb, only the second one uses the -mente ending. Note that the first adverb is the same as the feminine singular form of the adjective. Juan trabaja lenta y cuidadosamente. Juan works slowly and carefully. El chico le habl clara y cortsmente. The boy spoke to him clearly and courteously. El autor escribi rpida y fcilmente. The author wrote quickly and easily....
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This note was uploaded on 11/06/2011 for the course SPANISH 108 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '10 term at Rutgers.

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