English / Rules of AdverbsAdverbs
It is used to describe actions /verbs.
I.e. they give more detail about the action.
My Friend eats slowly.
Here adverb = slowly and it describes the way my Friend eats.
1. Adverbs are can also be used to modify an adjective.
Very, extremely, really, totally, absolutely, quite, fairly, well.
2. These are normally placed before the adjective.
It was very hot yesterday.
He is totally crazy.
3. An Adverb a word which modifies a verb or an adjectives or another adverb.
1. She danced beautifully.
Adverb = beautifully
‘danced’ is being modified by the adverb “beautifully”.
2. sushma is a very beautiful dancer.
Adverb = Very
Adjective = beautiful
3. sushma danced very beautifully.
‘Beautifully is modified by an adverb ‘very’.
Adverb = Very
Adjective = beautifully
Types of Adverbs
1. Adverbs of Manner
2. Adverbs of Place
3. Adverbs of Time
4. Adverbs of Degree
5. Adverbs of Frequency
Adverbs of Manner
They are the words tell us about the manner in which something happens.
I.e. They Answer Question “How”?
Example Words: carefully, slowly, and loudly
Example:He handles the things carefully. (How does he handle things?)
Adverbs of Place
They are the words tell us the place / Location where something happens.
i.e They Answer Question “where”?
Example Words: here, there, above, everywhere
Example: Please stand here. (Where should I stand?)
Adverbs of Time
They are the words tell us something about the time that something happens.
I.e. They Answer Question “when”?
Example Words: tomorrow, now, this year, next week, soon, then
Example: She come yesterday. (When did she come?)
Adverbs of Degree
They are the words tell us the degree / extent to which something happens.
I.e. They Answer Question “’how much”?
Example Words: very, extremely, rather, almost, nearly, too, quite
Example: He agrees completely with him. (How much does he agree with him?)
Adverbs of Frequency
They are the words tell us how many times the action occurs / occurred / will occur.
Example Words: always, sometimes, never, once a week, hourly, etc.
Example: He never smokes.
1. Adverbs formed by adding -ly to an adjective
2. Adverbs that share identical words with an adjective.
3. Adverbs not derived from an adjective / any other word.
Adverbs formed by adding -ly to an adjective
1. He is suddenly coming fast from now (Adjective)
2. He is quickly coming to do sign in the attendance register. (Adverb)
Adverbs that share identical words with an adjective
1. He found the boxing quite hard. (Adjective)
2. He failed in the exam even though he tried very hard. (Adverb)
3. Adverbs (even, how, never, next, now, rather, so, soon, still, then, too, etc) not derived from an adjective / any other word
1.He doesn’t know even where the Hyderabad is.
2. She eaten 4 bananas &is still hungry
Adverbs Positions in a sentence
1. before the subject at the beginning of a sentence.
2. before main verb and after auxiliary verb.
3. Adverbs used as the main verb after auxiliary verb.
4. If no auxiliary verb Adverb is used before main verb
5. If no auxiliary verb Adverb is used after main verb
6. It is used at the end of a sentence
Before the subject at the beginning of a sentence
Sometimes he gives me accommodation to stay.
Suddenly it is raining today.
Before main verb and after auxiliary verb
We go occasionally to swimming poll.
The train has already arrived when he arrived.
Adverbs used as the main verb after auxiliary verb
1. He always goes to point people’s mistakes.
2. As unusual, he is very late.
If no auxiliary verb Adverb is used before main verb
1. Her friends often visit the swimming poll.
2. He unwilling agreed to his words.
If no auxiliary verb Adverb is used after main verb
1. Her friends are looking beautifully in the occasional program.
2. The tourist looked carefully at the antique before she bought it.
3. He shouted loudly for the people’s problems.
It is used at the end of a sentence
1. Our friend fell and hurt her hand badly.
2. Hey, you have pronounced the name on my dress correctly.