An adverb is a word that modifies verbs, adjectives and other adverbs. “Modifies” means “tells more about.” An adverb tells more about how the verb is being done. Many adverbs end in “-ly.”
- Emma writes quickly and well.
- The midwives waited patiently through a long labor.
- The brothers were badly injured in the fight.
Types of Adverbs –
- Adverb of Time
- Adverb of Place
- Adverb of Manner
- Adverb of Degree
- Adverb of Frequency
Adverb of Time- An adverb of time tells us when something is done or happens.
Examples – Now, yesterday, soon, later, tomorrow, yet, already, tonight, today, then, last month/year
- We are going to church on Sunday for prayer.
- My father went to Chile last year for a vacation.
- He was in Thailand for two months last year.
Adverb of Place – An adverb of place tells us where something is done or happens.
Example – off, above, abroad, far, on, away, back, here, out, outside, backwards, behind, in, below, down, indoors, downstairs, inside, nearby, near, over, there, towards, under, up, upstairs, where, everywhere, elsewhere, anywhere, nowhere, somewhere.
- Let us put the china wares in the cupboard.
- The kid is hiding behind
- Teapot is inside the kitchen drawer.
Adverb of Manner – An adverb of manner tells us how something is done or happens.
Example – cheerfully, efficiently, painfully, secretly, quietly, peacefully, carefully, slowly, badly, closely, easily, well, fast, quickly.
- I am madly in love with my dear wife.
- The clever thief moved swiftly.
- Make your decision carefully.
Adverb of Degree- An adverb of degree tells us the level or extent that something is done or happens.
Example – quite, fairly, too, enormously, entirely, very, extremely, rather, almost, absolutely, just, barely, completely, enough, deeply, enormously, fully, greatly, hardly, incredibly, practically, scarcely, barely, somewhat, terribly, virtually
- Arthur is rather
- Father was much
- Father was very much
Adverb of Frequency- An adverb of frequency tells us how often something is done or happens.
Example – always, sometimes, often/frequently, normally/generally, usually, occasionally, seldom, rarely/hardly ever, never,
- They were almost fifty when they got married.
- He always wears a shirt and tie.
- She normally eats three meals a day.