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ac·tive·ly

actively

 
 
pronunciation:
aek tihv li
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part of speech: adverb
definition: in a way that involves making an effort, taking action, or participating.
He is actively trying to improve his grades by studying math over the summer.
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The word actively contains the following parts:
-ive, -ative Latin adjective-forming suffix that means tending to, connected with, or performing
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The suffix -ive , -ative turns Latinate verb bases into adjectives. Many adjectives ending in -ive , -ative have corresponding noun forms ending in -ity (objective , objectivity) or -ion (effusive, effusion).
-ly1 Old English adverb-forming suffix that means in such a way or manner
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The suffix -ly1 turns adjectives into adverbs. It attaches to most English adjectives to form legitimate words. However, adjectives derived from identical nouns (yellow, chocolate) will generally sound nonsensical.
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