Adverb - English Language Tutorial




Adverb

An adverb is a word which generally qualifies a verb, adjective, another adverb, phrase, clause or a sentence.

Example

He walks slowly.

She sang loudly.

We can see the Mountain View clearly

Actually, he is not a sportsman.

You can see in the above examples that most of the adverbs are form by adding "Ly" to an adjective.

But still, there are some common adverbs that do not form with "Ly", such as also, just, never, here, there, even, very, almost, often, quite, too, soon, today, yesterday, and etc.

Example

The animals here are very dangerous.

You often make mistakes.

He was too late.


Uses of Adverbs in the different case:


Different Kinds of Adverb

Following are the list of different kind of adverbs:

Adverb of time

An adverb which shows the time when the work is done, e.g. Now, then, when, early, before, daily, ever, never, soon, while, ago, today, yesterday, etc.

Example

Today is my birthday.

She never told me about her problems.



Adverb of place

It tells us about the place where something happens, e.g. there, where, near, above, after, below, etc.

Example

It is that place, where the accident happened.

I know that his house is there.


Adverb of manner

It is an adverb that describes how the work is done, e.g. well, ill, badly, quickly, highly, wisely, etc.

Example

The accident happened very badly.

Quickly finish the homework.


Adverb of frequency/number

This adverb tells us how often or how fluently an action takes place, e.g. always, never, enough, twice, often, much, once, very, etc.

Example

He is always working.

I often go to school.


Adverb of cause

Adverb of cause use to express the reason for or the answer to a question in a sentence, e.g. therefore, accordingly, consequently, etc.

Example

John loves to travel; therefore, he is always in search of low-cost airfare.


Adverb of affirmation/negation

This adverb helps to confirm or deny upon the action of a verb, e.g. yes, no, not, certainly, probably, really, etc.

Example

She certainly did not fell and different.