Rule 9 (Words ending in '-ly' or '-ally') Advanced

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Learning to become an effective and accurate speller is not difficult. Practice the words at home, at school, and online to better know the spelling standards as well as the exceptions to this week's spelling rule (Words ending in -ly' and '-ally'). Many words ending in '-al' are adjectives made from nouns. Some words, however, that end in '-ic' are already adjectives and do not need the '-al' ending. Generally, for words ending in '-ic,…

emotionally

adv. in an emotional manner; in a manner with strong feelings

traditionally

adv. done by following customs, practices, or beliefs that have existed for a long time or that relate to the customs of a country or group of people

nationally

adv. with regard to a nation taken as a whole

accidentally

adv. done without intention

incidentally

adv. by chance; by the way

temperamentally

adv. done by emotion or mood

sentimentally

adv. done in an emotionally excessive way

historically

adv. with respect to history, tradition, or long-term importance

optimistically

adv. done with a positive mindset

periodically

adv. done from time to time; once in a while; infrequently

musically

adv. in a musical way

romantically

adv. given to thoughts, feelings, or actions of love and romance

academically

adv. in regard to academic matters

athletically

adv. in a strong, physically fit, agile way

frantically

adv. done in an uncontrolled manner with anger, fear, or worry

drastically

adv. severely; extremely; suddenly

sarcastically

adv. said in an insulting or mocking way, often indicating the opposite of what is obvious

specifically

adv. exactly; in a particular or definite way

dramatically

adv. done in a sudden, great, surprising, or impressive way

automatically

adv. done in a reflexive way; done on its own

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