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Adjectives and Adverbs

Rule 1:
Do not omit the 'ly' ending of adverbs.

In conversation, many people drop the 'ly' ending from adverbs. For example, we incorrectly say things such as "I was sure lucky and "the work went real good" instead of "surely lucky" and "really well." Especially in writing, the adverb form should be used to describe verbs and other describing words:

Examples (the italicized words are adverbs):

• He surely is lucky to get the prize money.
• I am really pleased to hear of your promotion.
• I think you did well yesterday.

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