Adverbs in english grammar (PDF)

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WHAT IS THE USE OF AN ADVERB?

It is used to specify how someone does something. They can modify verbs, adjectives or other adverbs.

  • I am sincerely sorry.

Adverbs of place

  • above
  • abroad
  • anywhere
  • away
  • behind
  • downstairs
  • everywhere
  • here
  • home
  • inside, outside
  • nowhere
  • out / outside
  • somewhere
  • there
  • underground
  • upstairs

Adverbs of time

  • already
  • now
  • today
  • soon
  • then
  • yesterday
  • tomorrow
  • tonight

Adverbs of maners

You need to add -ly at the end to make an adverb of maners:

  • warmly
  • nicely
  • carefully
  • correctly
  • easily
  • loudly
  • slowly
  • patiently
  • quickly
  • quietly

Degree adverbs

  • too
  • very
  • more
  • totally
  • nearly
  • enough

Frequency adverbs

  • never
  • rarely
  • sometimes
  • occasionally
  • frequently
  • often
  • usually
  • always

Negative Adverbs

The adverbs hardly, barely and scarcely already have a negative meaning, so they cannot be associated with another negative form: the verb appears in the positive form.

  • I could hardly eat anything. 

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