Adverb definition and examples


What is an adverb?

Adverbs are descriptive words that use to describe the verbs. Adjectives, other adverbs, phrases, and even entire sentences can be modified by Adverbs.



Adverbs are words that typically modify verbs by limiting or restricting their meaning.

Note: It’s necessary to place an adverb in the appropriate place so that it’s clear which word or words it’s modifying.


Where To Use Adverbs:

To clarify the meaning more, the adverb must be put as close to the word it modifies as feasible; otherwise, our meaning will be unclear.


Examples of  Adverb:

He plays music loudly.

The verb ” play ” is used in this example, and the adverb ” loudly ” explains how the verb was performed.

She left quickly.

The verb “left” is used in this example, and the adverb “quickly” explains how the verb was performed.



Not all adverbs describe how the verb has performed.

Adverbs can also provide information about when, where, how often, and how much a verb is performed. It means the question can be answered by an adverb.

  1. How:

How did she cook?

She cooked quickly

  1. When:

When did he run?

He ran happily.

  1. Where:

Where did he run?

He ran slowly.

  1. How often:

How often does he runs?

He ran daily.


Adverbs can be combined with adjectives as well as other adverbs too.

The most common way to make an adverb is to add -ly to an adjective. If the adjective already ends in -y, the -y is generally dropped and replaced with -i.





Points To Remember:

Put your adverbs near the topic they’re modifying and far away from the topic they’re not.




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