20 May, 2018

11 Types of Adverbs with Example







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Types of adverbs

What is an Adverb? :

The adverb adds meaning to the verb. It gives us more information about the verb. The adverb tells us how, where, when, what manner, and to what extent, an action is performed in the sentence. Which are used to express how an action is performed?

Adverb Definition and Examples:

An adverb is a word or phrase that modifies the meaning of an adjective, verb, or other parts of speech. Some adverbs can also be used to modify whole sentences.

We can easily identify the availability of adverb in the sentence by simple analysis. If any word in the sentence is describing the verb, adjective, it is an adverb and also we can recognize by looking the word ending with ly. It is primary analysis for the adverb. Some words may not end with ly.

Examples of adverbs ends with ly words are angrily, happily, foolishly etc. Some are without ly word forms are more, less, never, fast etc.

Adverb is expressing manner, place, time, or degree.

Adverb words are gently, here, now, very.

Adverb Examples:

  • I have met him before
  • Do it right now
  • He has already completed his work.
  • They arrived at the party late.
  • When will you leave for Hyderabad?

Note:
We have to keep adverb generally before the verb form.

Let’s see types of adverbs,

  1. Adverb of Time
  2. Adverb of Frequency
  3. Adverb of Place
  4. Adverb of Manner
  5. Adverb of Degree
  6. Adverb of Number
  7. Adverb of Reason
  8. Adverb of Comment
  9. Adverb of Affirmation and Negation
  10. Adverb of Probability
  11. Adverb of Conjunction

1. Adverb of Time:

An adverb of time tells us when an action happens or someone had been done something or time of happenings or time of something is done in the sentence.

Adverb of time is used at the beginning or end of the sentence. We use it as a form of emphasis when we place it at the beginning. Most of the adverb of time ends with ly.

Adverb of time words are today, last night, yesterday, now, tomorrow, last month, before, already, afterward, immediately, always, last month, soon, then, now, and yesterday, afterward, already, always, immediately, last month, now, soon, then, and yesterday.

Ago - After the word if qualifies.
Before - Before the word

Note: For transitive throw adverb out of the sentence.
For the intransitive word, we have to keep, adverb on the side.

Adverb of Time Examples:

  • I study newspaper today
  • She met her friends last night
  • Yesterday he went to shopping mall.
  • Now I am watching the news.

2. Adverb of Frequency:

Adverb of frequency is used to expresses, how often something happens or something is done or someone does something or something happens in the sentence.

Adverb of frequency words are nearly, nearly always, never, occasionally, often, rarely, seldom, sometimes, twice, usually, and weekly, almost, again, frequently, generally, ever, hardly ever, nearly, nearly always, always, occasionally, often, rarely, never, seldom, twice, usually, sometimes, and weekly, again, hardly ever, almost, generally, always, frequently, ever.

Adverb of Frequency Examples:

  • They always do their homework at night.
  • Our cat was bitten twice by the same dog.
  • The man usually proposes marriage.
  • My parents were almost thirty when I born.
  • He studies hardly during holidays.
  • He told that he will never talk to me.
  • I talk to my neighbors very occasionally.

3. Adverb of Place:

Adverb of the place tells us, where something happens or where something is done or happens in the sentence or where someone does something. It is used generally after the verb, object or end of the sentence.

Adverb of place words are outside, below, here, above, inside, outside, there, over there, under, upstairs, above, below, here, outside, over there, there, under, upstairs etc.

Adverb of Place Examples:

  • My dog sleeps outside
  • We have the meeting inside the park
  • We need to stop here for dinner
  • He was eating under the table
  • Birds fly above in the sky

4. Adverb of Manner:

Adverb of Manner tells us about the way something happens or something is done or how an action happens or something happens in a sentence. Adverb of manner words are often formed from adjectives by adding –ly.

Adverb of manner words are badly, happily, sadly, slowly, quickly, cheerfully, badly, quickly, happily, angrily, sadly, slowly, beautifully, carefully, lately, hardly.

Some other adverbs of manner words are well, hard, fast, fast, well, hard, late, hard, truly, fast.

Adverb of Manner Examples:

  • His performance is well at last night.
  • She sings beautifully.
  • He runs quickly.
  • She hardly believes you.
  • He lately goes to the USA.
  • The brothers were badly injured in the fight.
  • I went to school cheerfully.
  • He runs fast.
  • We celebrated teacher's day happily.

WARNING: Don’t use the adverb after Linking Verb.

Note: Order of adverbs are Adverb of manner > place >time.


5. Adverb of Degree:

Adverb of degree, is tells us about the level or extent of something, is done or degree of something or happens in the sentence. It is used before the adjective or adverb.

Adverb of degree words are Very, quite, fairly, extremely, too, enough, so, almost, a lot, Softly, fully, completely.

Adverb of Degree Examples:

  • Almost very beautiful
  • My friends talk a lot.
  • The economy grows extremely.
  • My boss treats all workers fairly.
  • Children study English, too.
  • She seems too hungry.
  • I feel too much better.
  • I am quite

6 Adverb of Number:

Adverb of number, show the number of activities of the verb in a sentence.

Adverbs of number words are firstly, secondly, once, yearly, never, twice, lastly etc.

Adverb of Number Examples:

  • I eat food twice a day.
  • He saw me once.

7 Adverb of Reason:

Adverb of the reason, express the reason for something or answer the question or purpose of an action in the sentence.

Adverbs of reason words are since, therefore, so, hence, consequently, thus etc

Adverb of Reason Examples:

  • I was working hard, therefore, I qualified.
  • I am working here since 2017

8 Adverb of Comment:

Adverb of comment can change and describe the verb as well as influence the whole sentence. It can comment on the entire sentence.

Adverbs of comment words are fortunately, unfortunately, patiently, honestly, obviously, constantly etc.

Adverb of Comment Examples:

  • Luckily, I got admission in the top college.
  • Obviously, it is the wrong way to do.
  • We happily celebrated the birthday of our class teacher.

9. Adverb of Affirmation and Negation:

Adverb of affirmation and negation is an adverb which confirms or denies the action of the verb in the sentence. It is also used to reinforce the action of the verb.

Adverbs of affirmation words are definitely, surely, absolutely etc.

Adverbs of denial or negation words are no, can’t, don’t, never etc.

Adverb of Affirmation and Negation Examples:

  • I will certainly go to the school. (Adverb of affirmation)
  • I never leave you alone. (Adverb of negation)

10 Adverb of Probability:

Adverb of probability is a word, which show how sure, when someone does something.

Adverb of probability words are probably, perhaps, definitely, obviously, certainly, truly, exactly.

Adverb of Probability Examples:

  • Perhaps she comes today.
  • She will probably get married next year.

11 Adverb of Conjunction

Adverb of conjunction words are used to connect the ideas or clauses. It shows effect, sequence, contrast, cause or other relationships between two clauses in the sentence.

It requires a semicolon (;) to conjugate two clauses.

Adverbs of conjunction words are anyway, conversely, accordingly, consequently, consequently, additionally, again, certainly, contrarily, besides, almost, as a result.

Adverb of Conjunction Examples:

  • Clause 1: He was going to attend an important meeting.
  • Clause 2: He made sure to attend a meeting on time.

Finally, Remember List of Adverbs:

Adverb of time - today, last night, yesterday, now, tomorrow, last month.
Adverb of frequency - nearly, nearly always, never, occasionally, often, rarely.
Adverbs of place - below, here, above, inside, outside.
Adverb of manner - badly, happily, sadly, slowly, quickly, cheerfully, badly, well, hard, fast.
Adverb of degree - Very, quite, fairly, extremely, too, enough, so, almost, a lot.
Adverb of degree - Very, quite, fairly, extremely, too, enough, so, almost, a lot, Softly.
Adverbs of number - firstly, secondly, once, yearly, never, twice, lastly.
Adverbs of reason - since, therefore, so, hence, consequently, thus.
Adverbs of comment - fortunately, unfortunately, patiently, honestly, obviously, constantly.
Adverbs of affirmation - definitely, surely, absolutely.
Adverbs of denial or negation - no, can’t, don’t, never.
Adverb of probability - probably, perhaps, definitely, obviously, certainly, truly, exactly.
Adverbs of conjunction - anyway, conversely, accordingly, consequently, consequently, additionally.

Types of Aderbs - English Language Quiz

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