Introduction to Adverbs and its Kinds

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Adverbs are used to modify the nouns or pronouns involved in phrases. An adverb is a word or an expression that modifies a verb, adjective, another adverb, determiner, clause, preposition, or sentence.

In the parts of speech adverb plays an
important role.
Let us see what is it’s role ..............

Adverb:- Basically, most adverbs tell you
how, where or when some thing is done. In other words,
they describe the manner, place or time of an action.

Commonly adverbs are formed
from adjectives. Some are below.
Kind Kindly
Happy Happily
Wonderful Wonderfully
Loud Loudly
Sad Sadly
Beautiful Beautifully
Sweet Sweetly


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Many adverbs end with ly. You make these
adverbs by adding ly to adjectives.
Some words that end in ly are not adverbs. Some
adjectives end in ly too. For Example:-
1.Sam was feeling very lonely.
2.She was wearing a lovely dress.
3.It was a very lively party

Kinds of Adverbs

Manner It describes in which manner
Place tdeseribes — an —

It shows how many times an
Frequency action is done.
Purpose/Reason = veasonfortheaction

7. Kinds of Adverbs
Quantity/Degree It shows how much or in what
degree or to what extent.
Which says yes if it is yes and no

8. Adverbs of Place:
Some adverbs and adverb phrases answer the
question “where?”.

9. 1.I’ve lived here for about two years.
2.English and German are closely
3.IS mark still in bed
4.His children go everywhere with

Adverbs of Manner:
Some adverbs and adverb phrases describe the
way people do things.

xThe girls answered all the questions co%® “tly.
xHe was driving carelessly. a
xThe plane landed safely. 2
xRamu plays guitar skillfully.

11. 1.They watched Carefully.
2.The flower was beautifully made up
3.She seemed faintly.
4.The team played wonderfully.

12. Adverbs of Fre uenc

Adverbs of Time:
Some adverbs and adverb phrases answer
the question “when?”.
They are called adverbs of time.
Examples :
*The train has already left.
%#We moved into our new house last week.
*Our favorite T.V. program starts at 6’0 clock.
I'm going to my new school tomorrow.

Adverbs Of Time
yWe shall now_ begin to work.
»He called here a few minutes ago.
»l have spoken to him yesterday.
»He comes here daily.
»Mr. Guptha formerly lived here.

It shows how much, or in what
degree or to what extent.
~He was too careless.
+The sea is very stormy.
~l am rather busy.
vl am fully prepared.
~These mangos are almost ripe.

Adverbs of reason
The adverb which tells about a
reason is called adverb of reason.
He is hence unable to refute the
%He therefore left school.

17. Adverbs of affirmation and negation:


Examples of Adverbs:-
1.She sings sweetly.
2.He speaks quite clearly.
3.She shouts loudly.
4. She smiled cheerfully.
5.The traffic was moving slowly.
6.She writes neatly.
7.We waited patiently to see the doctor.


Some examples of adverbs of different kinds:
1.Tortoise walks slowly (Manner).
2.We will have our Semester exams on April 1*
3.The accident happened near the Highway(Place).
4.At least twice a week | used to go for
5.We all go for a picnic just for enjoyment(Purpose).
6.The sea is very stormy(Degree /Quantity).
7.Surely you are mistaken(Affirmation/Negation).


Try this exercise :

in old

1. His face was dirty and he was dressed ----zi5¢9a¢--------- .(manner)
2. Have yOou-------- SSE. -----n--nennee anne been in a plane? (frequency)
3. She was so ill that she missed school ---fa-wesk....----- . (duration)
4. | did some homework last night and finished it------this-merning
(time) -
5. We went----outside to play. (place)
6. Dad takes the dog for a walk ---e“eryday . (frequency)
7. Sally left her pencil case--20-the bus... . (place)
8. Speak -Slearly...........-- © everyone can hear you. (manner),
9. It was a fine day and the children played in the garden ------ fee:
10. “Go and do your homework.” “I’ve--alteady_______. done it.”
(outside this morning ever on the bus clearly
all day in old clothes for a week already every day)


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