An adverb is a word that modifies a verb or an adjective. The most common types of adverbs describe when, how, where, and why an action happens. Adverbs are sometimes used to intensify an action, or they may describe the circumstances in which an action takes place.

Following are examples of Time, place, manner, Degree or Quantity, Frequency, Affirmation and Negation, comment, reason, number.


Adverb of manner is of how something is done or happens in the sentence ex .beautifully, slowly, terribly however, some are simple like fast, well, hard, etc.

  • I hopped to school cheerfully.
  • She ran fast.


Adverbs of time are like normally, seldom, immediately, always, last month, soon, never, sometimes

  • Sam always comes first.
  • She hasn’t done it yet.


Adverb tells us about the place where something is done or happens in the sentence. It is generally after the verb, object or end of the sentence. Adverbs of place are like Up, down, around, away, north, southwest

  • She climbed up the stairs.
  • The dog was eating under the table.

Degree or Quantity

Adverb of degree or extent or quantity in an adverb in the sentence. It is used before the adjective or adverb. Adverbs of degree or quantity are all, lots of, many, none, numerous .several, some, few. Adverb is used before adjective

  • She was too short for an airhostess.
  • I am quite shy.

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Adverb of frequency is an adverb which tells us how often in the sentence Ex. always, never, seldom, often, usually, sometimes

  • His clothes were almost wet due to the rain.
  • Mary always works hard.


Adverb of reason is used to express the reason for, Ex, as, because, therefore, since

  • I was happy because I passed.
  • Consequently he could not attend the party.

These were the different types of adverbs. Do use them in your conversations. Happy learning!


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