# Practise Using the Suffix -ly to Make Adverbs

In this worksheet, students will learn some of the rules to turn words into adverbs using the suffix -ly.

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Reading: Word Reading

Curriculum subtopic:   Root Word Awareness

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#### Worksheet Overview

In this activity, we’re going to be looking at suffixes.

Suffixes are groups of letters added onto the ends of words.

The Suffix -ly

We can turn words into adverbs by adding the suffix -ly.

An adverb tells us how something is done.

The adverb is underlined in the sentence below:

He ran quickly.

Quickly tells us how he ran.

Here, the suffix -ly has been added on to the root word quick.

Quick + ly = quickly

For lots of words, we can simply add -ly to create an adverb.

For example:

Slow + ly = slowly

Glad + ly = gladly

If the root word ends in an l, we still add -ly.

Usual + ly = usually

Final + ly = finally

This gives us words with double ls.

What if the root word ends in a y?

If you do something in a happy way, how do you do it?

You do it happily!

Can you see how the word happy has changed to happily?

If the root word ends in a y, we remove the y and and add  -ily.

Here are some examples:

Angry + ly = angrily

Grumpy + ly = grumpily

Lazy + ly = lazily

Easy + ly = easily

What if the root word ends in -ic?

If you do something in a dramatic way, how do you do it?

You do it dramatically!

Can you see how dramatic changed to dramatically?

If the root word ends in -ic, we add -ally instead of -ly.

Dramatic + ally = dramatically

Basic + ally = basically

Frantic + ally = frantically

In this activity, you’ll be turning words into adverbs with the suffix -ly.

If the root word ends in a y, remember to remove the y and add -ily and if the root word ends in -ic, remember to add -ally.

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