what is an adverb?

Adverbs are used to describe an action or state of being in greater detail and can provide a more clear picture of what is happening.
Adverbs modify verbs, adjectives, and other adverbs and they answer the questions: When, Where, How, or How much?

She was dressed all in pink.
He paid his debts down to the last penny.
Have you read all through this book ?
At what hour is the sun right above us ?
She was sitting close him.

Kinds of Adverbs:

  • Adverbs of Time
  • Adverbs of Frequency
  • Adverbs of Place
  • Adverbs of Manner
  • Adverbs of Degree or Quantity
  • Adverbs of Affirmation and Negation
  • Adverbs of Reason

Adverbs of Time:
Late
Ago
Soon
Yesterday
Never
Since
Before.
Now
Lately.
Daily.
Already.
Once
Formerly etc.

Adverbs of Frequency:
Twice
Once
Often
Seldom
Again.
Frequently
Always etc.

Adverbs of Place: (Where?)
In
Here
There
Over
Upstairs
Around
Out
Through
Backward
Under
Across
Sideways etc.

Adverbs of Manner: (How?)
Nicely
Equally
Carefully
Coldly
Resentfully
Beautifully
Quickly
Tirelessly
Earnestly
Thankfully
Hotly
Handily etc.

Adverbs of Degree: (How Much?)

nearly,
most,
mildly,
however,
completely,
entirely,
excessively,
thoroughly,
much,
somewhat,
less etc.

Adverbs of Reason:

Hence

Therefore

He is hence unable to refuse the charge.
He therefore left home.

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