Saturday, November 24, 2012

Adverbs

Adverbs

An adverb is a word which modifies the meaning of a verb, adjective or another adverb.

Types of Adverbs

There are seven classes of commonly used adverbs:
  1. Adverbs of Time: These adverbs are used to answer the question ‘when’.
    Examples : Now, Yesterday, Today, Once

     

  2. Adverbs of Frequency: These adverbs are used to answer the question ‘how often’.
    Examples : Seldom, Rarely, Often, Frequently

     

  3. Adverbs of Place: These adverbs are used to answer the question ‘where’.
    Examples : Out, In, Forward, Everywhere

     

  4. Adverbs of Manner: These adverbs are used to answer the question ‘how’.
    Examples : Honestly, Bravely, Happily

     

  5. Adverbs of Degree:These adverbs are used to answer the question ‘how much’ or ‘to what extent’.
    Examples : Fully, Partly, Altogether, Almost

     

  6. Adverbs of Affirmation and Negation: These adverbs are used to confirm or deny.
    Examples : Certainly, Surely, Absolutely

     

  7. Adverbs of Reason: These adverbs are used to give the reason.                               Examples : Therefore, Hence

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