Adverb - Exception: lent (slow) - lentement (slowly). The...

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Adverb An adverb is a word that describes a verb, generally to tell us more about the way something is being done (quickly, slowly, etc.). You usually form an adverb from an adjective by adding -ment to the feminine singular form of the adjective, e.g., heureuse (fortunate/happy): heureusement (fortunately/happily). If the masculine singular form of the adjective ends in a vowel, just add -ment , e.g., vrai (true), vraiment (truly). If an adjective ends in -ant , change it to -amment , e.g., constant (constant): constamment (constantly). If an adjective ends in -ent , change it to -emment , e.g., évident (obvious): évidemment (obviously).
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Unformatted text preview: Exception: lent (slow) - lentement (slowly). The following adverbs take - before the ending: aveuglment (blindly), enormment, prcisment, profondment (deeply). The following adverbs are irregular: Bon, Bien, (good/well) Bref, Brivement , (brief/briefly) Gentil, Gentiment, (nice/nicely) Mauvais, Mal, (bad/badly) Meilleur, Mieux, (better/best) Rapide, Vite, (quick/quickly) Position of adverbs Adverbs usually follow the verb: e.g., Elle parle doucement . However, in the case of compound tenses, (eg., Past) the adverb usually comes between the auxiliary verb and the main verb: e.g., Il a bien travaill....
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