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An adverb is a descriptive

word that adds more


information to a verb.

a) Adverbs of Manner
These tell us how things are done
Example :
(i) How did she talk to the teacher?
(ii) She talked to the teacher politely.
More examples:
carefully, carelessly,
silently, loudly, gracefully,
sweetly, soundly, happily,
sadly, neatly, softly

b)
Adverbs of Time
These tell us when something happens.
Example :
(i) When did he finish the essay?
(ii) He finished the essay yesterday.

More examples:
every day, every afternoon,
just now, last night, last
week, tomorrow, next
week, soon, later

c)

Adverbs of Frequency
These tell us how often something

happens.
Example : (i) How often do you play
basketball?
(ii) I hardly play basketball.
More examples:
hourly, daily, weekly,
fortnightly, monthly,
yearly, never, seldom,
sometimes, often, usually,
always, twice

d)

An adverb can be placed:

The children
drank

thirstily.

after the
object

He pushed
her

roughly.

before the
preposition

He ran

quickly

before the
action if
there are
many
words after
it

The boys

hurriedly stacked
the books
into neat
piles.

after the
action

into the
house.