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