Adverbs, type of adverbs with examples

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Adverbs modify or describe a verb, adjective or another adverb.

Adverbs answer the questions how, when, where, and what.

Examples of Adverbs:

Adverbs often end with “ly” but not always. Don’t be confused, with these words. The words good real and bad are always adjectives, and really and badly are always adverbs.

Kinds of adverbs

  1. Adverbs of time
  2. Adverbs of frequency or number
  3. Adverbs of place
  4. Adverbs of manner
  5. Adverbs of degree
  6. Adverbs of affirmation and negation
  7. Adverbs of reason

Well can be either an adverb or an adjective these words are often misused but be careful use them correctly.

See the following sentences, bold and underlined word are  adverbs.

  • The dog barked loudly.
  • He will arrive soon.
  • We stayed indoors during the really cold weather.
  • The birds are flying high.
  • Andy finished his homework quickly
  • She walks very fast.

Note: Loudly is an adverb, it is describing how the dog barked.

Soon is an adverb, it is describing the verb arrive.

Soon is describing  the verb arrive.

We stayed indoors during the really cold weather.

In this sentence indoors is modifying the verb stayed, answers the question, where did you stay?

Really is describing the adjective cold it is saying to what extent a cold it was.

He ran quickly towards the biggest treasure.

Quickly is describing an adverb “ran”.