It is a word that modifies the verb, an adjective, or another adverb.
- She runs very fast.
- The child walks slowly.
- They work comfortably.
Kinds of Adverbs
- Simple Adverbs
- Relative Adverbs
- Conjunctive Adverbs
- Interrogative Adverbs
The adverb that simply modifies a verb, an adjective, or another adverb is called Simple Adverb.
- She reads well.
- They run very fast.
Kinds of Simple Adverbs
Adverbs of Time
The adverbs that answer the question ‘when’ are called adverbs of time.
- She came very late.
- We shall meet tomorrow.
- She has seen him before.
- I met her recently.
- Let us go now.
Adverbs of Place
The adverbs that answer the question ‘where’ are called adverbs of place.
- They live there in the city.
- We found her nowhere.
- They went away.
- She searched for him everywhere.
Adverbs of Number
The adverbs that answer the question ‘how much and how many’ are called adverbs of number.
- You are always welcome.
- They often visited the city.
- Santosh seldom tells lies.
- Sonia is doubly fortunate to travel by airplane.
Adverbs of Manner or Quality
The adverbs that answer the question ‘how and in what manner’ are called adverbs of manner or quality.
- She has managed it beautifully.
- The thief escaped skillfully.
- Jyoti arranged it decoratively.
- They won’t take it seriously.
Adverbs of Quantity or Degree
The adverbs that answer the question ‘how much or in what degree’ are called adverbs of quantity.
- They were fully ready.
- She is quite weak in her studies.
- We have almost reached the spot.
- The sum is too hard to pay.
Adverbs of Reason
The adverbs that answer the question ‘why’ are called adverbs of reason.
- She, therefore, answered the question.
- He is hence unable yo answer the question.
- Consequently, she refused to go with him.
- They eventually departed as friends forever.
Adverbs of Affirmation
The adverbs that show ‘a positive aspect’ are called adverbs of affirmation.
- They surely have enough to eat for two days.
- The Indian Army is certainly right to defend the nation.
- She is a fool indeed to accept the proposal.
- They naturally became good friends in the future.
Adverbs of Negation
The adverbs that show ‘a negative aspect’ are called adverbs of negation.
- I do not have an idea about it.
- The teacher certainly did not agree with it.
- I am not going there for work.
- She is probably not sure.
The adverbs that refer back to its antecedent are called relative adverbs.
- That was the reason why I called you.
- I know a person whom you should meet today.
- I remember the place where we met last time.
- This is the time when we should prepare ourselves.
The adverbs which are used to connect the actions are called conjunctive adverbs.
- I shall identify him when I shall see him.
- I reached the place before James began to travel.
- You will be followed wherever you will go.
- They do not know when he reaches home.
The adverbs which are used to ask questions are called interrogative adverbs.
- Where did he go yesterday?
- What are you looking for?
- Why did you keep away from him?