Tom Swiftys Part 2



A Tom Swifty is a type of pun that plays on the relationship between the adverb at the end of the sentence and the contents of the sentence.

  • “You will have to figure that out on your own,” Tom said helplessly.
  • “This candy is too tart,” Tom said sourly.
  • “I’ve been operating the jackhammer all day,” Tom said callously.
  • “I finally get my cast off tomorrow,” Tom said patiently.
  • “That gymnast is amazing!” Tom said flippantly.

Choose 5 of the adverbs below to create 5 Tom Swiftys of your own.

merrily
monthly
mortally
mysteriously
nearly
nervously
noisily
obnoxiously
painfully
perfectly
powerfully
rightfully
roughly
safely
selfishly
shakily
sharply
smoothly
successfully
suspiciously
swiftly
tenderly
tensely
thoughtfully
tightly
victoriously
violently
warmly
weakly
wildly

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