10 kinds of adverbs and examples

10 kinds of adverbs and examples!

An adverb adds to the meaning of a verb, adjective, or some other adverb. An adverb, in fact, qualifies any part of speech except a noun or a pronoun.

  • Slowly, quickly, wonderfully, mostly, beautifully, sweetly, bitterly, very, mostly.

He answers correctly.

Here correctly describes the verb replied.

She talked interestingly.


  • She fought bravely against the difficulties of life and succeeded in the end. The tower was surprisingly tall. They cried very loudly.
  • The adverb bravely qualifies the verb fought. Surprisingly qualities the adjective tall very qualifies the adverb loudly.

Kinds of adverb and their functions

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An adverb answer the question of how, when, how often, where, under what conditions, or in what manner.

10 kinds of adjectives and examples

Adverbs of manner

These answer the question of how.

  • Clearly, honestly, obediently, punctually, strictly.

How do they sing? They sing beautifully. ( beautifully modifying the verb sing)

Adverbs of degree or quantity

These answers how much.

  • Too, very, quite, almost, fully, enough, altogether

They are much happy.

She walks too slowly.

Adverbs of time

These answers when.

  • Later, ago, before, yesterday, today, already, early

Your son will return soon

They attended classes yesterday.

Adverbs of place

These answer when,

  • Late, there, everywhere, in, out, beneath, below, underneath, up

She is here.

They searched for the lost key everywhere.

Adverbs of cause or reason

These answer why.

  • Consequently (therefore), resultantly

So (therefore) they lost the match. (So and therefore modify lost, the verb). They are hence absent.

  • Hence modifying absent, the adjective.

Adverbs positive and negative

These answer “true or wrong.”

  • Admittedly, acceptable, unacceptable

Did you report against Mr. X?

No, I did not report against him.

  • Not, the adverb, qualifies report, the verb.

I shall definitely play.

Adverbs of Frequency

These answer how often.

  • Sometimes, repeatedly, regularly, occasionally (happening irregularly) frequently (very often), seldom (not happening often)

She repeatedly asks me to help her. I am often in her class. (Often modifying am, the verb)

Also note seldom: I am seldom in her class. She is seldom absent.


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adjectives and its types
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