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Adverb, Page-2

Types of Adverb


Adverb modifies verb by giving us the following information.


  1. How the action occurs
  2. Where the action occurs
  3. How many times action occur
  4. At which time the action occurs
  5. Intensity of action 


Adverbs are categorized on the basis of it information it gives, into the following categories.

  1. Adverbs of manner
  2. Adverb of place
  3. Adverb of time
  4. Adverb of frequency

Adverbs of Manner

These adverbs tell us that in which manner the action occurs or how the action occurs or occurred or will occur.


      She speaks loudly.
      He was driving slowly.
      You replied correctly.
      He runs fast.
      They solved the problem easily.
      Listen to me carefully.


Adverb of Place.

Adverb of place tells us about the place of action or where action occurs/occurred/will occur.
e.g. here, there, near, somewhere, outside, ahead, on the top, at some place.


       He will come here.
       The children are playing outside.
       He was standing near the wall.
       They were flying kites on the top of hill.
       He lives somewhere in New York.
       She went upstairs.

Adverb of time

These adverbs tell us about the time of action. e.g. now, then, soon, tomorrow, yesterday, today, tonight, again, early, yesterday.


        I will buy a computer tomorrow.
        The guest came yesterday.
        Do it now.
        She is still waiting for her brother.
        He got up early in the morning


Adverb of frequency

Adverbs of frequency tell us how many times the action occurs or occurred or will occur.
e.g. daily, sometimes, often, seldom, usually, frequently, always, ever, generally, rarely, monthly, yearly.


        He goes to school daily.
        She never smokes.
        He is always late for class.
        They always come in time.
        Barking dogs seldom bite.
        The employees are paid monthly.
        The employees are paid every month.


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