How do you use gently in a sentence?
The mother gently placed the sleeping baby into its bassinet. This sentence works because the word gently means to carefully handle something.
An adverb describes a verb. It can be placed at the beginning of a sentence, like: Gently, she patted her friend on the back. Or it could be right after the verb: She counted quickly, in a hurry to leave. Or right before the verb: She nervously looked down. Or at the end of the sentence: She shook my hand firmly.