Irregular adverbs

In most cases, to create an adverb we simply add -ly to the adjective. Quick becomes quickly, slow becomes slowly, etc.
Some adverbs, however, are irregular. Here’s a list of common irregular adverbs in English.

Irregular adverbs

Most adverbs are formed by adding -ly to an adjective (e.g. slow - slowly). However, there are some irregular adverbs.

adjective

adverb

good

well

fast

fast

hard

hard

late

late

early

early

daily

daily

straight

straight

wrong

wrong / wrongly

Here are some example sentences:

  • He drives too fast. He drives too fastly.
  • He speaks good English. / ¬†He speaks English well. He speaks English good.
  • My mother always worked hard. My mother¬†always worked hardly.
  • They arrived late for the party. They arrived lately for the party.