The Adverbs



The Adverbs :



Adverb is a word or group of words that describes or adds to the meaning of a verb, an adjective, another adverb or a whole sentence.

1. She ran slowly.
2. It's very hot.
3. Come tomorrow.
4. Balu is away.
5. Naturally, we want you to come.
6. Of course, we want you to come.

Note :

Slowly, very, tomorrow, away, of course and naturally are adverbs.

An adverb is a word which modifies the meaning of a verb, an adjective or another adverb.

1. Ravi runs quickly.
2. This is a very sweet apple.
3. I can read quite clearly.

Note :

The word QUICKLY modifies the word RUNS.
The word VERY modifies the word SWEET.
The word QUITE modifies the word CLEARLY.

Adverb….word that is modified
Quickly….runs (verb)
Very….sweet (adjective)
Quite….clearly (adverb)

Study the following.

Subject + Verb (+ Object) - How? (or) Where? (or) When?

1. Anu / put / the eggs / carefully / in the basket.
2. Somu / found / his pen / under the chair.
3. The girls / learn / English / quickly / in the class.
4. Mr. Vel / worked / hard / all the day.
5. The children / played / happily / on the beach / every day.
6. Tagore / was born / in Bengal.
7. Alan / hit / the boy / sharply / behind the head.
8. We / used / to live / there / many years ago.
9. The dog / barked / loudly in garden / just now.
10. Manu / has not arrived / at the office / yet.
11. Mr. Raju / is expected / here / at 6 O'clock.
12. The child / has been sleeping / soundly / since lunch time.
13. Mrs. Luke / left / by taxi / very early.
14. Mrs. M.S. / sang / beautifully / at the concert yesterday.
15. I / wrote / my name / carefully / on the book.
16. The minister / will travel / by air / to Moscow tomorrow.
17. Babu / enjoyed / himself / very much / at the party / last night.
18. The postman / arrives / like clock work / at 8 O'clock.
19. Could / you see / all right / in the office / during the storm?
20. I / put / the bag / carefully.

Note : The adverbs may be studied in the above sentences.

1. I nearly always read in bed before going to sleep.
2. I never read in bed before going to sleep.
3. I rarely read in bed before going to sleep.
4. I generally read in bed before going to sleep.
5. I very often read in bed before going to sleep.
6. I scarcely ever read in bed before going to sleep.
7. 1 almost never read in bed before going to sleep.
8. I usually swim in the river twice a day.
9. I usually swim in the river every morning.
10. I usually swim in the river once a week.
11. I am merely picking them up.
12. I absolutely forbid you to do it.
13. They were quite naturally in a hurry to go home.

Note : The adverbs in the above sentences may be carefully studied.

1. He simply meant that you ought to go there before dark.
2. He probably meant that you ought to go there before dark.
3. He almost certainly meant that you ought to go there before dark.
4. He in all probability meant that you ought to go there before dark.
5. I have worked hard at the office every day this week.
6. I have worked hard at the office most of the time.
7. I have worked hard at the office for several hours.
8. I have worked hard at the office for longer than I like to think about.
9. I have worked hard at the office ever since they made me manager.
10. Nowadays English is spoken all over Britain.

Note : The adverb particles, phrases and clauses may be studied in the above sentences.

Related Links :

  1. The Adverb Particles
  2. The Adverb Phrases
  3. The Adverb Clauses
  4. Adverbials
  5. How to use the adverb HARDLY?
  6. How to use the adverb SCARCELY?
  7. How to use the adverb BARELY?
  8. How to use the adverb NO SOONER?
  9. How to use the adverb RARELY?
  10. How to use the adverb SELDOM?
  11. How to use the adverb NEVER?
  12. How to use the adverb OCCASIONALLY?
  13. Adverbials of Time
  14. Adverbs of Degree
  15. Adverbs of Probability
  16. Adverb Phrases and Adverb Particles
  17. How do adverbs modify the phrases?
  18. Adverbs of Time
  19. Adverbs of Frequency
  20. Adverbs of Place
  21. Adverbs of Manner
  22. Formation of Adverbs from Adjectives
  23. Adverbs of Degree
  24. Adverbs of Quantity
  25. Adverbs of Affirmation
  26. Adverb of Negation
  27. YES and NO
  28. Adverbs of Reason
  29. Interrogative Adverbs
  30. Relative Adverbs
  31. The Kinds of Adverbs
  32. The Same Words as Adverbs and Adjectives
  33. The Same Words as Adjectives and Adverbs
  34. Adjectives as Adverbs
  35. Adverbs as Adjectives
  36. Adjectives but Adverbs
  37. Adverb THE
  38. Adverbial Accusative
  39. Comparison of Adverbs
  40. Positive Degree of Adverbs
  41. Comparative Degree of Adverbs
  42. Superlative Degree of Adverbs
  43. Irregular Adverbs of Comparison
  44. Formation of Adverbs
  45. The Formation of Adverbs
  46. Compound Adverbs
  47. Positions of Adverbs
  48. Positions of Adverbs in Sentences
  49. Adverbs and Their Positions in Sentences
  50. The Adverb ENOUGH


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