The Adverb Modifies or describes a verb, an adjective, or another adverb. Answers the questions: How? He ran quickly. She left yesterday. When? We went there. Where? It was too hot! To what degree or how much?
An adverb adds something to the meaning of a verb, an adjective or another noun.
He walks slowly .
His brother is a very gentle boy.
He speaks extremely loudly .
Kinds of Adverbs Interrogative Adverbs introduce questions How? When? Where? How often? How did you break your leg? When does your plane leave? How often do you run? Where did you put the mouse trap?
Adverbs can be classified, according to the function into five main types:
Adverbs of Manner
They show “ how” an action is, was, or will be done, e.g. slowly, carefully, easily, sincerely, fast, well etc
How did they read?
They read slowly .
How did they act?
They acted well.
Adverbs of Place
They show where an action is, was, or will be done, e.g. here, there, across, up, down, somewhere etc
Where are you going?
I’m going upstairs.
Where is Ali?
He is there
Adverbs of Time
They show when an action is, was, or will be done, e.g. today, tomorrow, yet, soon, later, after, yesterday etc
when did they leave?
They left in the morning .
When is she coming?
She is coming soon .
Adverbs of Frequency
They show how often an action is, was, or will be done, e.g. never, usually, rarely, seldom, never etc