Kinds of Adverbs

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Kinds of Adverbs :

Adverbs are usually classified as follows.

Adverbs of manner answer the question HOW. Nearly all adverbs ending in LY are adverbs of manner. Also well, hard, fast, so, thus, etc.

1. Jack laughed loudly.
2. He walks slowly.
3. She plays the piano well.

Adverbs of place (here, there, up, down, near, below, above, etc.) answer the question WHERE.

1. He was standing here.
2. Don’t go there.

Adverbs of time (now, then, today, tomorrow, early, soon, etc.) answer the question WHEN.

1. I’m very busy now.
2. We will meet him tomorrow.

Adverbs of frequency (often, sometimes, always, usually, twice, never, etc.) answer the question HOW OFTEN.

1. He often goes to Nagpur.
2. She always works hard.
3. I never smoke.

Adverbs of degree (very, rather, fairly, quite, too, almost, etc.) answer the question HOW MUCH or TO WHAT DEGREE.

1. He is fairly clever.
2. She types very carefully.
3. I quite like the idea.

Interrogative adverbs (where, when, how, why) are used in asking about place, time manner, etc.

1. Where do you live?
2. When did you see her?
3. How did she come?

Relative adverbs (where, when, why) are linking words which join two groups of words.

1. This is the place where I was robbed.
2. 1 can’t forget the day when I first met him.

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