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Adverbs of manner tell us how someone does something or how something happens. They usually come after the main verb:

He drank quickly. [after the verb]
He drank the water quickly. [after the object]

Most adverbs of manner end in –ly. Exceptions include well, hard, late and fast.

http://speakspeak.com/resources/english-grammar-rules/adjectives-adverbs/adverbs-of-manner
50 adverbs of manner, with examples of verbs we use them with
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Listening practice: BBC Six-minute English – The commute

Travelling daily into a city to work – commuting. Learn about the benefits of cycling to work and why trains may raise your blood pressure.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/6-minute-english/ep-160128
To play this audio you need to enable JavaScript. Play Pause; Mute; 00:00. Hundreds of millions of us make the same journey day in day out – the commute. Alice and Neil discuss the benefits of cycling to work and why sitting on the train may raise your blood pressure.
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Grammar exercise: supposed to

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This exercise gives you practice using supposed to.

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Qualifiers: how to sound more polite in a business negotiation

If you often attend meetings and negotiations as part of your job, you will know how important it is to avoid direct disagreement.

A disagreement can occur if we make a very direct and simple statement to express what we’re thinking. Statements which are too direct can sound confrontational and as a result the person you’re negotiating with may be offended or get upset.

Read more: http://speakspeak.com/about-english/using-qualifiers-words-that-make-you-sound-polite-in-a-meeting
If you often attend meetings and negotiations as part of your job, you will know how important it is to avoid direct disagreement. A disagreement can occur if we make a very direct and simple statement to express what we’re thinking. Statements which are too direct can sound confrontational and as a result the person you’re negotiating with may be offended or get upset. Look at these very direct statements: The price is high. It’s a problem. I’ll...
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Have + object + past participle: practice exercise

We use have + object + past participle to say that we didn’t do something ourselves, but asked or instructed someone to do it for us.
We often use it to talk about services we pay for.

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Have something done: exercise English grammar practice exercise, upper-intermediate level. This exercise gives you practice using the structure have something done. Exercise instructions: Look at the pairs of sentences. Use the words in brackets to complete each second sentence with a have + object + past participle structure to give it the same meaning as the first sentence. questions go herescore goes here
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