Order of Adverbs



Order of Adverbs :



There is a basic order in which adverbs will appear when there is more than one. It is similar to the order of adjectives. But it is even more flexible.

Sentence : 1

Vikas swims enthusiastically in the pool every morning before dawn to keep in shape.

Verb : Vikas swims
Manner : enthusiastically
Place : in the pool
Frequency : every morning
Time : before dawn
Purpose : to keep in shape

Sentence : 2

Tarani naps in her room every morning before lunch.

Verb : Tarani naps
Manner :
Place : in her room
Frequency : every morning
Time : before lunch
Purpose :

In actual practice, of course, it would be highly unusual to have a string of adverbial modifiers beyond two or three (at the most) because the placement of adverbs is so flexible, one or two of the modifiers would probably move to the beginning of the sentence.

For example :

Every morning before dawn, Vikas swims enthusiastically in the pool to keep shape.

1. She usually shops for clothes at the nearby store.
2. Usually she shops for clothes at the nearby store.

3. My father was born in Chennai in the backroom of a baker.
4. My father was born in the backroom of a bakery in Chennai.

5. Dry the car carefully with a soft fluffy towel.
6. Carefully dry the car with a soft fluffy towel.

7. He found the golf clubs that his father had used to win the tournament in the car trunk.
8. In the car trunk, he found the golf clubs that his father had used to win the tournament.

A Paragraph with suitable Adverbs :

Pawan silently entered the classroom. The class jubilantly had come back from lunch and. It was time to take the mathematics test. He joyfully sat down at his desk and cautiously took out a pencil. The teacher politely told the class to settle down and began to pass out the test papers. Pawan watched as she graciously walked between the desks and lastly came towards his desk. The paper slid on to his desk and he looked at the first problem.



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