I had a question in my grammar class last night that I want to address.
It is true that very often a word that ends in -ly is an adverb. We actually add the -ly to the adjective form of many words to form the adverb.
So, yes, many -ly words are adverbs. However, there are well over a hundred words that end in -ly that are adjectives. So not every -ly word is an adverb.
And, of course, there are many adverbs that do not end in -ly.
…never at home
…always talking…not happy
Just a little grammar for fun today.