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Test your understanding of the English lesson by answering these questions. You will get the answers and your score at the end of the quiz.
The adverb suffix that means "pertaining to" is _________.

How many adverb suffixes were taught in this lesson?

Which would be the correct adverb suffix for the word 'north'?

The '-ly' suffix is commonly added to what type of word?

The adverb suffix that means "direction" is ________.

The correct adverb suffix for "budget" is ____________.

Barry ran __________.

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140 Comments on “English Grammar – Adverb Suffixes: -ly, -wards, -wise”

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Thank You James

Tuesday, June 21st 2011

thank you James! Your lesson is always enjoyable!

Tuesday, June 21st 2011

    I don’t like your teachin James. I can not understand you

    Friday, April 6th 2012

      What’s Up Tim.Sounds U just woke Up from weekend.Else U better try to “Beginner’s lessons” before diving to this section. I’m sure U’ll enjoy this video,once U understands the basic.I also felt like U in the beginning,BUT once I go through the fundamentals ,this video worth to gold, Mate.

      Wednesday, October 31st 2012

thanks Mr.James
I learn alot

Tuesday, June 21st 2011

I thought I had known English before I saw your video lessons. You are the best teacher of all. Thanks a lot.

Tuesday, June 21st 2011

Thanks, I have to study more. You are a great teacher. Tkanks a lot.

Tuesday, June 21st 2011

Your speeling was to fast, so I got difficulty to follow your speech.

Tuesday, June 21st 2011

    I agree ,although James’s speech was improved.

    Tuesday, June 21st 2011

    James talk normally, if u not good at english see other teachers videos they are talk more slow ,and don’t complain.
    also u must be happy to get free. lessons

    Tuesday, June 28th 2011

thnx james really new info.

Tuesday, June 21st 2011

Mr. James you are great! Thanks for your lessons I watch them with great pleasure and there is lots of interesting and new information. One thing I would like to ask you give us more examples. Only examples can help understand the deep meaning of the words

Tuesday, June 21st 2011

It is difficult lesson but I enjoyed

Tuesday, June 21st 2011

you are great

Tuesday, June 21st 2011

Mr.James how are you today ?, thank you for this lesson , I loved it. but I asked you a question a while ago, don’t bother looking I’ll ask it here again , but would you, please answer me this time …
what does “My head is all over the wall”, when A for instance is talking to B and B says it , does it mean he is not following? does it have a specific reason?,
also, “To see right through someone” I think it’s a bad thing as if he doesn’t exist I think. would you explain it to me, also to ” dismiss someone out of hand “, and last thing is most important
I rather (go – to go – going)
I’d rather (go – to go – going)
I prefer (go – to go – going)
I’d prefer (go – to go – going)
I like (go – to go – going)
I’d like (go – to go – going)
I suggest (go – to go – going)
I’d suggest (go – to go – going)
such verbs ^^ when to choose what and why ?
thank you anyway James …

Tuesday, June 21st 2011
    Sunday, March 25th 2012

    Hi, friend! The word “would” was used when you imagine “something” its possible and you know that the person could say “NO”. That’s difference. I hope it can help you find it out.

    Wednesday, April 30th 2014

Dear teacher,
thanks for your lesson it was helpful and I understood the adverbs suffixes – ly and -ward(s)
but I couldn’t understand – wise obviously.
please, may you right some examples ?
thanks, Regards.

Tuesday, June 21st 2011

First of all, it was a very instructive lesson, however I do have a question you said that adverbs ending in ward(s) are used for directions but what about the adverb afterward? I hope you understand my question. Thank you for your answer.

Wednesday, June 22nd 2011

your lesson has something old, something new and something interesting. Thanks so much for contributing this great video.

Wednesday, June 22nd 2011

Sir its nice lession i will practice this regularly. Thanks for James for comprehensive lession

Wednesday, June 22nd 2011

thank u so much for your help!!! you really help us very much!!!

Wednesday, June 22nd 2011

Hi James ! It was a very good lesson for me and I have improved my listening since last year. And this is for the lesson that you have been giving us. Thank you again !

Wednesday, June 22nd 2011

not bad at all, 6 out of 7.good lesson male teacher.so long 4 now.

Wednesday, June 22nd 2011

Hi james,
That was awesome.I like the comic with which you use in your approach.It is cool.Thanks

Wednesday, June 22nd 2011

i love the way you teach english.thanks

Friday, June 24th 2011

wonderful….to have class from u mr. teacher

Saturday, June 25th 2011

I enjoyed this lesson.It is very interesting court. Then I thank the teacher and engvid for them work.

Saturday, June 25th 2011

please can you help me in a grammar?
how can i write it:
1)When I …….(to write) a book I …..(to try) not to read much teen fiction.
Please…answer faster

Saturday, June 25th 2011

thank you so much .it was very useful. but can u put a lesson(tip) about how to remember english words quickly and won’t forget easily .Because i learn English words but after 2 week or less i forget how to wrote it and the mean of it
PLZ :)

Sunday, June 26th 2011

I want to thank you

Lessons are not interrelated

Monday, June 27th 2011

thank you for your teaching. it’s very nice

Tuesday, June 28th 2011

Hi, James!
As far as I remember, you are currently teaching in one of the language schools of Canada. Which one? I’m from Ukraine and I’m going to study English in Canada for a couple of weeks and I’m choosing the language school now. I’d really like to get into your class, but, if it’s impossible, what school would you recommend?

Tuesday, June 28th 2011

very interesting. hopefully my english grammar will improve.

Tuesday, June 28th 2011

When I write an essay I don’t have any good glossary,but I try to memory the dictionary to build up my glossary, is it work?

Friday, July 1st 2011

Hi James , Thanks for this, really useful for me.

Saturday, July 2nd 2011

you are speaking too faaasssttttt.

Monday, July 4th 2011

I want to study English Grammar
Can you help me

Tuesday, July 5th 2011

you speak way to fast. calm down we are esl students we dont understand. take it slow man. cheers & peace.

Saturday, July 9th 2011

Hi, thanks for all… but I didnt understand about adverb “wise” please can you to explain , writing here? thanks a lot!

Sunday, July 10th 2011


Tuesday, July 12th 2011

    ` yEah !

    Monday, November 28th 2011

hi teacher! i just want to ask if u could help me identify the difference between “sensitivity” and “sensibility”? thank u so much!

Wednesday, July 13th 2011

boring and long..

Wednesday, July 13th 2011

merci !!!!!! you explain it very well

Tuesday, July 19th 2011

tHANK YOU TEACHER I didnt understand the word “ward”

Thursday, July 21st 2011

is these sentences r correct ,if not can u correct me plzz…??
“same thing is happening to me these days too”
or “same thing is happening to me today too”

Friday, July 22nd 2011

    Hi when you are using same thing i think it should not be necessary use of too in last of sentence…
    same thing is happenning with me too is correct i think so………..

    Wednesday, October 26th 2011

Hi? my name is Joseph and i just want to thank Mr. James and the rest of the teacher @ http://www.engvid.com for teaching us the right way of using the meaningful words of English language. more teaching and God bless you all.

PS. I really learned a lot every time i watch a some video lessons.

Tuesday, August 9th 2011

Thanks James, interesting so useful.

Sunday, August 14th 2011


Sunday, August 14th 2011

Hi James u make me laugh every time i watch your lesson and the way you teach is excellent.thank you for making english easy for us.

Tuesday, August 16th 2011

thank you…can you teach me some thing abaut modes of classification pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeese

Friday, August 19th 2011

Thank you James! I learned from your lesson and that was really great…!

Sunday, August 21st 2011

Hello James !
Can you explain why correct adverb suffix for “budget” is -wise not a -ly ? And what das it mean – “budgetwise ?

Monday, August 22nd 2011

    hi alex it means that you do your work accordinly your money….

    Nadeem from Pakistan

    Wednesday, October 26th 2011

Thanks ! I’m french and i understand your lessons , they are simply amazing ;)

Tuesday, August 23rd 2011

James keep up the good work =D

Saturday, September 3rd 2011

hi james i am an egyption girl i want to know how to spell english words.i mean the letter c maybe k or c.

Monday, September 12th 2011

James , too thank ….
I have same problems with your English ,
It’s too hard for understanding …
the suffix ” -wise ” , not clear for me ….
but think you …

Friday, October 7th 2011


Saturday, October 8th 2011

How do we know how to derivative adj.adv or verb from noun???

competition,to compete,competatively,competative

Wednesday, October 19th 2011

thnks james … you lesson is always awesome…. My English isn’t very well.. but i’m trying to improve with your classes and with the others teachers here, in this site…. THANK YOU SO MUCH

Tuesday, October 25th 2011

Hi james how are you i am from pakistan and really i got alot from engvid and all teachers are good enough and plz if you have urdu laguage teacher so it will be better if they translate it in urdu laguages too….

Wednesday, October 26th 2011

Thanks you James for hlpe everone .

Friday, October 28th 2011

Hey james,
you’re the faster speaking teacher that engvid own, but i like your dinamic!
you’re very amazing man!
i’m so thankfuly by you, and your job!
we all always have funny with your lessons!

Friday, October 28th 2011

Thanks, very good class as usual

Wednesday, November 2nd 2011

I found it perfect
Think you

Thursday, November 3rd 2011

James you are my favorite teacher . thanks indeed . your lessons are really interesting keep up the good work man . if you could please guide us in toefl make some videos in the future about it . looking forward that is a good one i said forward to see your new video God bless you

Friday, November 4th 2011

very great contributions to all the humanity. i shall be highly thankful to you. please extend. God will help you.
Salam, Aftab ahmed faisal, Pakistan

Sunday, November 13th 2011

hahahah SO GOOD !

Monday, November 28th 2011

Mr.James how are you today ?, thank you for this lesson , I loved it. but I asked you a question a while ago, don’t bother looking I’ll ask it here again , but would you, please answer me this time …
what does “My head is all over the wall”, when A for instance is talking to B and B says it , does it mean he is not following? does it have a specific reason?,
also, “To see right through someone” I think it’s a bad thing as if he doesn’t exist I think. would you explain it to me, also to ” dismiss someone out of hand “, and last thing is most important
I rather (go – to go – going)
I’d rather (go – to go – going)
I prefer (go – to go – going)
I’d prefer (go – to go – going)
I like (go – to go – going)
I’d like (go – to go – going)
I suggest (go – to go – going)
I’d suggest (go – to go – going)
such verbs ^^ when to choose what and why ?
thank you anyway James …

Monday, November 28th 2011

thank you mr.james for this lesson a lot of

Friday, December 2nd 2011

i really mistake in grammer how can i correct grammer and lot of mistake in grammer

Thursday, December 8th 2011

Thank you:)

Saturday, December 10th 2011

I like you :)

Sunday, January 8th 2012

thank u pal … I start to like u … hehe

Sunday, January 15th 2012

james u r a fantastic teacher….proud 2 b ur student….want u 2 b ma role model as an english teacher as me also going 2 b an english teacher in near future,,,,sir kindly do gme some tips in this regard…..

Monday, January 16th 2012

thank you James for beautifully and light wise leading me towards my success

Monday, January 30th 2012

thank you James

Thursday, February 9th 2012

Thanks James for the good lesson

Sunday, March 11th 2012

hi Mr. James
I am a girl who is from Saudi Arabia i wanna to learn how to make my essay more effective pleas help me

Friday, March 16th 2012

Great keson thx

Friday, March 23rd 2012

Thank you master….But i haven’t understood about suffix -wise…..Could you repeat that in next lesson?

Monday, May 14th 2012

Thank you Teacher James!
Finally I’ve understood how to use adverbs.

Friday, July 13th 2012

Hi teacher, as I see you probably don’t reply but anyway, I’ve got this doubt, because is still very difficult for me to understand the meaning of wise, What would be the difference between timely/timewise, budgetly/budgetwise, moneyly/moneywise, familiarly/familiwise?

Monday, July 30th 2012

I want to know “John arrived home safely or John safely arrived home.
thank you

Sunday, August 5th 2012

hello James it s always a plesurerfor me to see you , you are so funny. big kiss to Mr.E!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, August 16th 2012

kisssssssss to JAMES.

Thursday, August 16th 2012

Hi James,
Oh Captain my captain ! thank you for this interesting lesson. It’s very useful. Moreover your great sense of fun help me to overcome my disappointment: I didn’t pass the FCE exam for one single point :(

Friday, August 24th 2012

i like your coures you teach very well but me have one probleme my probleme it the pronocition the words should you help me . thank you for your coures bye

Monday, September 3rd 2012

thanks teacher , the lesson is great , however is quite difficult, but I notice that your speaking is very fast

Tuesday, September 4th 2012

Hy ! Thank you james you are an awesome teacher, i wish i coul’d be in your class. I have a little question, you said that “wards” means a direction and we can say “going to” to remember it but can we also say “I’m looking towards the chair” ? thanks !

Saturday, September 15th 2012

Very beneficial lesson, as usual.

Wednesday, September 19th 2012

i love you james <3 !! such a great job.. thank you for the lesson ..

Friday, September 28th 2012

Thak you!!! you are the best teacher ever!!!

Friday, October 12th 2012

when I have to use toward and when towardS? In what cases appear this “s” in end? this is not clear a bit

Sunday, October 21st 2012

its really good but marking is not correct

Sunday, December 2nd 2012

great lesson. but i need a lesson on modal auxilary verbs too.

Monday, December 10th 2012

Thanks James as always great lesson, I really learned a lot from you….all the best for you.

Saturday, January 19th 2013

Very clear lession!!! Good job James.

Tuesday, January 29th 2013

I love your lessons! You are my favourite teacher there :).

Wednesday, February 6th 2013

thanx teacher i like your lissons it is benifit for me

Monday, February 11th 2013

Thank you James

Sunday, February 24th 2013

thank you , you have method teaching which is very existing

Wednesday, March 6th 2013

thank u james

Friday, March 22nd 2013

thanks sir james.. but im still have a little bit confused in suffix wise…

Sunday, March 24th 2013

Thanks , i learned a lot at first i had to be confused with the word wise but then when i took the quiz all my answers were right

Monday, April 29th 2013


Saturday, August 24th 2013

Hello James. I’d like you to analyze again if the word “towards” is really acting as as adverb in your clause “Mr. E. walked slowly towards the cute girl.” Towards is a preposition and prepositions can act like adverbs. But to act as adverbs they cannot have an object. Prepositions, on the other hand require and object. In this case, ” the cute girl” is an object. What’s your opinion?

Tuesday, September 10th 2013

Thank you James!

Thursday, November 21st 2013

thank you James

Monday, December 2nd 2013

James & Mr. E, you’re awesome! Thank you!

Wednesday, December 4th 2013

Hello James!It was a very useful and amazing lesson, but to be truth I didnt undestand the 6th question.
The correct adverb suffix for “budget” is ____________.
How does “budget” look like with “wise”?

Sunday, February 9th 2014

    – wise is used with nouns and “budget” is a noun too. so it is the right answer. I think it is the simple way to find the right one ))
    if you say that budget also is a verb. yes it is, you can use it as a verb. But as you know, none of these suffexes used with verb, right?
    I hope you got it what I want to say.

    Thursday, April 30th 2015

Thank you for your lesson.

Tuesday, February 25th 2014

thanks for a beautiful lesson.

Thursday, May 22nd 2014

I did better than I thought 6/7. Still a little confusing to me but I will watch it again.

Saturday, July 19th 2014

hi I got a good mark.

Wednesday, July 30th 2014

In two of them was my fould, OK, 71 %. Thanks.

Saturday, August 16th 2014

James, I´ve learned a lot with you, but unfortunatelly I understood nothing about wise :(

Wednesday, September 3rd 2014

I love your explanations! I have a question. Do all verbs have an adverb form? If so, what’s the adverb for the verb TO PEOPLE? TKS só much for your help.

Saturday, September 6th 2014

Hi Mr. James, I really love your lesson and its my first time coming on this website but when listen and understand on what you have taught me and I did the test I get some of my quiz wrong. :(

Thursday, September 25th 2014

I think Im getting to understand this lesson but it seem that its not clicking alot int my brain to get more of the understanding., I see my score which is 71 % . It could be more better for me.
Thank Mr.James for that lesson.

Thursday, September 25th 2014

Hi James, I don’t get how using the suffix “-wise”. _Might you tell me where I can find more information or exercise about this?

Wednesday, October 8th 2014

Thank you!

Sunday, March 15th 2015

Köszönöm James, thank you.

Thursday, May 28th 2015

Thank you James ,

your lessons are very funny and enjoyable.

Thursday, June 4th 2015

thank you.this is so useful.

Tuesday, December 1st 2015

actually I did the test, In the question number 4. The ‘-ly’ suffix is commonly added to what type of word?
and the answer was adjectives. So I didn´t really understand why?.

Friday, February 12th 2016

Thank you, Mr.James!:)

Tuesday, July 26th 2016


Monday, August 29th 2016

excuse me!I think the word “towards” is a preposition,not an adverb.

Thursday, September 29th 2016

I had no idea about the adverbs with the suffix “-wise”, except some particular cases like clockwise, otherwise, and others that I can’t remember, but with “-ly” and “-ward(s)” I had had more contact with words built with them. I have just seen other cases with “-wise” like crosswise, edgewise, marketwise, timewise, saleswise, streetwise, worldly-wise and so on, very strange for me when I have read them. Thanks a lot, teacher James Greer from Engvid, a very interesting and amusing lesson.

Sunday, January 29th 2017

Thank you James, really !

Saturday, October 7th 2017

thank you! your lesson helps me a lot!

Sunday, October 22nd 2017

Good lesson James, I learned new methodologies to improve my English skills.


Saturday, December 9th 2017

You got 5 correct out of 7.

Wednesday, August 15th 2018

Thank you James, you are awesome

Saturday, September 15th 2018

Why is ly not used with the word “often”?
For example “I don’t work oftenly”

Monday, June 15th 2020

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