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Types of Adverb

Types of Adverb

ADVERB AND TYPES OF ADVERB

Adverb Definition: Word which modifies the meaning of a verb, an adjective and another adverb known as adverb. The words quickly, very, quite are adverbs.

Note: Adverb mostly answer when? where? How? Why? What condition? How much? How often?

Examples:

  1. John runs quickly.
  2. This is a very sweet apple.
  3. Melvin reads quite clearly.

Note: Given bold words are adverbs.

Types of Adverbs

1.Adverbs of Time: Adverb which answers the question when Known as an adverb of time.

Example:

  1. She comes here daily.
  2. I have spoken to him daily.
  3. I hurt my knee yesterday.

Note: Above bold words known as adverb of time because they answer the question of when. The first example answers when she comes here?

2.Adverb of Frequency: Adverb which answers the question of how often Known as an adverb of frequency.

Example:

  1. I have told you twice.
  2. He always tries to do his best.
  3. He seldom comes here.

Note: Above bold words known as adverb of frequency because they answer the question of how often. The first example answers how often have I told you?

3.Adverb of Manner: Adverb which answers the question of how and in what manner Known as an adverb of manner.

Example:

  1. The Pathans fought bravely.
  2. The child slept soundly.
  3. Slowly and sadly we laid him down.

Note: Above bold words known as adverb of frequency because they answer the question of how or in what manner. The first example answers how Pathans fought?

4.Adverb of place: Adverb which answers the question of where Known as an adverb of place.

Example:

  1. They searched for lost book everywhere.
  2. Stand here.
  3. My sister is out.

Note: Above bold words known as adverb of place because they answer the question of where. The first example answers where they searched for lost book?

5.Adverb of Degree: Adverb which answers the question of how much or to what degree or in what extent Known as an adverb of degree.

Example:

  1. They are so glad.
  2. The sea is very stormy.
  3. She was too careless.

Note: Above bold words known as adverb of place because they answer the question of how much. The first example answers how much are they glad?

6.Adverb of Reason or cause: Adverb which answers the question of why Known as an adverb of reason or cause.

Example:

  1. They are hence absent. (hence modify absent, the adjective)
  2. So (therefore) they lost the match. (so, and therefore modify lost, the verb)
  3. She therefore left school. (therefore, modify left, the verb)

Note: Bold words are adverb of reason.

7.Adverb of Affirmation and Negation: Adverb which answers the question of “true or wrong” Known as an adverb of Affirmation and Negation.

Example:

  1. Did you report Mister. John? No, I didn’t report against him.
  2. I shall, definitely play.
  3. Surely you are mistaken.

Note: Bold words adverb of Affirmation and Negation. In the 1st example not, the adverb qualifies report, the verb.

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