Part of Speech (POS)

Part 4


What is an Adverb?

An adverb is a word used to modify a verb, an adjective, or another adverb.


● He sings loudly.
● She’s very tall.
● Sings = verb
● loudly = adverb

Common adverbs

● anxiously
● calmly
● annually
● cowardly

Most adverbs are formed by adding -ly to an adjective.


● Courageous= adjective
● Courageously= abverb

● Bold = adjective
● Boldly = adverb

If the adjective already ends in (y), the y usually changes to -i.


● Crazy = adjective
● Crazily = adverb

● Unnecessary
● Unnecessarily

Here are some examples of adverbs that don’t end in -(ly).

● Nonetheless

● Anyway

● Nevertheless

● Moreover

There are four different types of Adverbs

● Adverb of Manner
● Adverb of Time
● Adverb of Place
● Adverb of Degree.

“Adverb of Manner” describes the manner of an action or the way of the occurrence of an action.

Example = Clearly, Deliberately

●She clearly stated her position.
● He deliberately yelled at the dog.

“Adverb of Time” states the time of the occurrence of the action.

Example= Tomorrow, Soon

● He will go to school tomorrow.
● She will come soon.

“Adverb of Place” express the place of the occurance of an action or regarding an action.

Example =Here, Somewhere, Nearby

● My grandmother’s house is nearby.
● She was going somewhere in Europe.
● He walked southwest.

“Adverb of Degree” tells us about the intensity of something.

Example = Just, Almost

● He just walked in.
● I’m almost done eating.

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