Adverbs and Their Positions in Sentences

Adverbs and Their Positions in Sentences :

Study the following carefully.

1. I do my work carefully.
2. It is raining heavily.
3. I do not speak Hindi well.
4. My children walk slowly.

Adverbs of Manner are put after the verb.

1. He will come here.
2. I am looking everywhere.
3. Do not hang the coat there.
4. I meet my friends everyday.
5. You and I are to be married next month.

Adverbs of place or Adverb phrases of place and Adverbs of time are usually placed after the verb or after the object if there is an object.

1. M.S. Subbulakshmi sang melodiously in the concert.

2. We have to go there tomorrow to attend the council meeting.

3. The Prime Minister made his remarks very sincerely in the Parliament last night.

When we have to use two or more adverbs after a verb and its object if any, the order of adverbs is Adverbs of manner, (ii) Adverbs of place and (iii) Adverbs of time.

1. I always cook my food.
2. I have never traveled by air.
3. I have often requested my wife not to be extravagant.
4. The Parliament members usually have quarrels over any trifle.
5. The manager has just gone out.
6. The President quite agrees with you.

Adverbs of frequency (which answer the question HOW OFTEN) and certain other adverbs like almost, already, hardly, nearly, just & quite are usually put between the subject and the verb if the verb consists of only one word.

If there are more than one word in the verb, they are put after the first word.

1. He is never late to the office.
2. I am always at home on Sundays.
3. They are just off.

If the verb is am / are / is / was, adverbs like never, always & often are placed after the verb.

1. Seenu has come early today.
2. Yes. He always does come early.
3. Where will you submit the file?
4. I already have submitted it.
5. Do you drink?
6. Yes. I sometimes do.

Adverbs are usually put before an auxiliary verb or the single verb, when it is stressed.

1. I often go to the office on foot.
2. I often have to go to the office on foot.
3. The members always used to agree with the chairman.

The adverbs are put in front of the auxiliary verbs HAVE TO and USED TO.

1. The worker is a rather idle man.
2. The man was quite hungry.
3. The drama is very interesting.
4. Do not go so fast.

When an adverb modifies an adjective or another adverb, the adverb is usually put before the adjective or the adverb.

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