Adverb

Adverb is a word that modifies or describes a verb, an adjective or another adverb. It is different from the adjectives in the sense that adjective describes nouns or pronouns.

Types of Adverbs

There are seven classes of most commonly used adverbs

Adverbs of Time

These adverbs are used to answer the question ‘when’.

Examples : Now, Yesterday, Today, Once

Adverbs of Frequency

These adverbs are used to answer the question ‘how often’.

Examples : Seldom, Rarely, Often, Frequently

Adverbs of Place

These adverbs are used to answer the question ‘where’.

Examples : Out, In, Forward, Everywhere

Adverbs of Manner

These adverbs are used to answer the question ‘how’.

Examples : Honestly, Bravely, Happily

Adverbs of Degree

These adverbs are used to answer the question ‘how much’ or ‘to what extent’.

Examples : Fully, Partly, Altogether, Almost

Adverbs of Affirmation and Negation

These adverbs are used to confirm or deny.

Examples : Certainly, Surely, Absolutely

Adverbs of Reason

These adverbs are used to give the reason.        

Examples : Therefore, Hence

Placement of Adverbs

Adverbs are very flexible and can be used in diverse ways. They can be moved around different positions in a sentence without causing any grammatical errors.