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Adverbs  are words that modify verbs. They can also be used to modify another adverb  or an adjective, and can be created from adjectives. Both adjectives and adverbs can be  used to create comparisons.  In the sentence “He is quick,” the adjective “quick” describes the pronoun “he.” If the  sentence changes to describe something he does, such as “he works quickly,” the  adverb “quickly” is used because it modifies the verb “works.” In English, many adverbs  are created by adding the suffix “–ly” to an adjective. Many adverbs in Spanish are  created by adding the suffix –  mente  to the end of an adjective. When you see a  Spanish word that ends in –  mente,  try picturing “–ly” on the end of the word and you  may recognize a simple cognate that looks very similar to its English equivalent. 
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Unformatted text preview: In both languages, there are some adverbs that are simple, independent words, but many adverbs are based on an adjective. To create this type of adverb in Spanish, you must use the feminine form of the adjective, if it exists. For example, the word finalmente, does not have a feminine form. The basic rules for creating the feminine form of adjectives are included with the examples in this section. Add – mente to the end of the singular, feminine form (whenever possible) of an adjective, and you have an adverb. Adverbs do not vary in form even though you must use the feminine form of the adjective to create the adverb. Table 1 uses several examples to demonstrate how to create an adverb from an adjective that ends in – o ....
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