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

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,' add '-ally' (e.g. logically, statistically). Otherwise, a…
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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