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List of adverbs

  1. 1. List of AdverbsWhy do you need a list of adverbs?If you watched Schoolhouse Rock as a child, you probably remember the song Lolly, Lolly,Lolly, get your adverbs here. This catchy song told you how adverbs were at your service toenrich your language in various ways. Now that you have the tune stuck in your head, keepreading to brush up on adverbs via the handy list of adverbs.An adverb is a modifying part of speech. It describes verbs, other adverbs, adjectives, andphrases. They are used to describe how, where, when, how often and why somethinghappens. Here are a few examples:Verb- The cat climbed quickly up the tree. (quickly describes how the cat climbed)Adverb- Mike worked very carefully on his paper. (very shows how carefully he worked)Adjective- She is nearly ready to go. (nearly tells to what extent she is ready)Adverbs of manner describe how something happens. Where there are two or more verbs ina sentence, adverb placement affects the meaning. Some commonly used adverbs of mannerinclude:carefullycorrectlyeagerlyeasilyfastloudlypatientlyquicklyquietlyand well.Consider the following example:She decided to write her paper. (no adverbs)She quickly decided to write her paper. (her decision was quick)She decided to write her paper quickly. (her writing was quick)Adverbs of place describe where something happens. Most adverbs of place are also used asprepositions. Some commonly used examples include the following:abroadanywheredownstairsherehomeinnowhereout
  2. 2. outsidesomewherethereundergroundupstairs.I wanted to go upstairs.She has lived in the city since June. (in the city – prepositional phrase)Adverbs of purpose describe why something happens. Here are some common examples:soso thattoin order tobecausesinceaccidentallyintentionallyand purposely.Jenny walks carefully to avoid falling.Bob accidentally broke the vase.Adverbs of frequency describe how often something happens. The following adverbs arecommonly used in this way:alwayseveryneveroftenrarelyseldomsometimesand usually.Mackenzie gets a ride from her brother every day.The fish usually swims near the top of its tank.Adverbs of time describe when something happens. These examples are commonly used:afteralreadyduringfinallyjustlastlaternextnow
  3. 3. recentlysoonthentomorrowwhenwhileand yesterday.He came home before dark.It will be too dark to play outside soon.Jessica finished her supper first.Andy left school early.Some adverbs often get overused, such as very, extremely, and really. Using there is/are or itis at the beginning of a sentence adds nothing. Sentences with these adverb phrases becomewordy, boring, and less clear. Look at some examples:* There are many bird species living in the sanctuary. Many bird species live in the sanctuary.* It is important to hold hands when crossing the street. Holding hands when crossing thestreet is important.* There may be more than one way to solve the problem. The problem may be solved in morethan one way.Well, did you catch all that? Recognizing the various adverbs used in the English languagecan take practice. Using them properly can make writing and speaking far more interesting.Now you have a list of adverbs because you read this article carefully and thoroughly...Adverbs of CompletenessEverywhereherethereList of Common AdverbsA B C D Eabnormally badly calmly daily easilyabsentmindedly bashfully carefully daintily elegantlyaccidentally beautifully carelessly dearly energeticallyacidly bitterly cautiously deceivingly enormouslyactually bleakly certainly delightfully enthusiasticallyadventurously blindly cheerfully deeply equallyafterwards blissfully clearly defiantly especiallyalmost boastfully cleverly deliberately even
  4. 4. always boldly closely delightfully evenlyangrily bravely coaxingly diligently eventuallyannually briefly colorfully dimly exactlyanxiously brightly commonly doubtfully excitedlyarrogantly briskly continually dreamily extremelyawkwardly broadly coolly busily correctly courageously crossly cruelly curiouslyF G H I Jfairly generally happily immediately jaggedlyfaithfully generously hastily innocently jealouslyfamously gently healthily inquisitively joshinglyfar gladly heavily instantly joyfullyfast gleefully helpfully intensely joyouslyfatally gracefully helplessly intently joviallyferociously gratefully highly interestingly jubilantlyfervently greatly honestly inwardly judgementallyfiercely greedily hopelessly irritably justlyfondly hourlyfoolishly hungrilyfortunatelyfranklyfranticallyfreelyfreneticallyfrightfullyfullyfuriouslyK L M N Okeenly lazily madly naturally obedientlykiddingly less majestically nearly obnoxiously
  5. 5. kindheartedly lightly meaningfully neatly oddlykindly likely mechanically needily offensivelykissingly limply merrily nervously officiallyknavishly lively miserably never oftenknottily loftily mockingly nicely onlyknowingly longingly monthly noisily openlyknowledgeably loosely more not optimisticallykookily lovingly mortally overconfidently loudly mostly owlishly loyally mysteriouslyP Q R S Tpainfully quaintly rapidly sadly tenderlypartially quarrelsomely rarely safely tenselypatiently queasily readily scarcely terriblyperfectly queerly really scarily thankfullyphysically questionably reassuringly searchingly thoroughlyplayfully questioningly recklessly sedately thoughtfullypolitely quicker regularly seemingly tightlypoorly quickly reluctantly seldom tomorrowpositively quietly repeatedly selfishly toopotentially quirkily reproachfully separately tremendouslypowerfully quizzically restfully seriously triumphantlypromptly righteously shakily trulyproperly rightfully sharply truthfullypunctually rigidly sheepishly roughly shrilly rudely shyly silently sleepily slowly smoothly softly solemnly solidly sometimes soon speedily stealthily sternly strictly successfully
  6. 6. suddenly surprisingly suspiciously sweetly swiftly sympatheticallyU V W Yultimately vacantly warmly yawninglyunabashedly vaguely weakly yearlyunaccountably vainly wearily yearninglyunbearably valiantly well yesterdayunethically vastly wetly yieldinglyunexpectedly verbally wholly youthfullyunfortunately very wildlyunimpressively viciously willfullyunnaturally victoriously wiselyunnecessarily violently woefullyutterly vivaciously wonderfullyupbeat voluntarily worriedlyupliftingly wronglyuprightupside-downupwardupwardlyurgentlyusefullyuselesslyusuallyutterlyInfo available in: http://www.momswhothink.com/reading/list-of-adverbs.html

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