In this article, you will be going to learn what is Adverb in English Grammar? and also you are going to learn the types of adverb and their examples.
An adverb is a word used to add something to the meaning of a verb, another adverb, and, an adjective. It is used to modify adjectives, verbs, and adverb. When you are talking about a situation or an event, sometimes you want to say something about it which has not been indicted by the subject, object or complement, verb. You can do this by using an adjunct.
An adjunct is a word or group of words which you add to a clause when to say something about an event or situation. For example, how much it occurs or where it occurs?
On the next, I will show you the types of Adverb.
There are 9-types of Adverb and those are:
Adverbs of manner come after a verb. For example, Lilly dance beautifully.
In another case, it is used after the object when there is one. For example, He gave her the money reluctantly.
When in a sentence we have verb + preposition + object, an adverb is used either before the preposition or after the object. For example, Sam looks at me suspiciously or he looked suspiciously at me.
Always, frequently, often, once, twice, periodically, sometimes, continually, etc.
Ever, seldom, rarely, scarcely, hardly
Adverbs are above placed in a sentence in two ways like:
After the simple tenses of to be. For example, he is always in time for play.
Before the simple tense of all other verbs. For example, they sometimes stay up all night.
In compound tenses, adverbs are placed after the first auxiliary verbs or interrogative verbs, after auxiliary + subject. For example, you have often been told not to do this.
If in a sentence there is no subject then adverbs are usually placed after the verb. For example, He lives abroad.
But they come after Verb + object / verb + preposition + object. For example, I looked for it everywhere.
This type of adverbs is usually placed at the very beginning or at the very end of the clause (front position or end position). For example: Eventually, he came/he came eventually.
It modifies an adjective or adverb. It placed before an adjective or adverb. For example, you are absolutely right.
But enough follows its adjective or adverb. For example, the car is not big enough.
It is used to make the Adjective Clause. For example, Adrian does not like to stay at the hotel where they are staying.
Adverb of manner (Slowly, quickly), adverb of place (here, there), and adverb of time (now, then, today, yesterday, tomorrow) are used after a verb.
In case of an action verb (come, go, reach, arrive) this rule is followed.
Adverb of frequency (often, seldom, ever, never, always) is used before a verb.
Use of else and other, ‘Else’ should be followed by ‘but’.
‘Other’ and ‘otherwise’ are followed by ‘then’.
Both ‘never’ and ‘not’ the adverbs. The use of ‘never’ for ‘not’ is incorrect.
‘Enough’ is an adverb and it is used after an adjective or another adverb.
Both direct and directly are adverbs. Direct is used after a verb and directly is used before a verb.
Both hard and hardly are an adverb. Hard is used in a positive sense and hardly is used in a negative sense.
Enough is an adverb and it is used after an adjective or another adverb.
More firstly and more highly are incorrect. Faster and higher are used in place of them.
‘Very’ is used with the present participle (V1 + Ing).
‘Ago’ is used with definite time and ‘before’ is used with indefinite time.
Noun + ly = Adjective.
Adjective + ly = Adverb.
‘Yet’ means ’till now’ when it is used as adverb.
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