What are adverbs?

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What are adverbs?
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{{ Adverbs are used to modify verbs. They tell us when, where, how, in what
manner, or to what extent an action is performed. Some examples:



· When: He ran /yesterday/.
· Where: He ran /here/.
· How: He ran /quickly/.
· In what manner: He ran /barefoot/.
· To what extent: He ran /fastest/.

(Note: In these examples, the adverbs are all just one word, but they can
be made up of more than one word. (See: adverbial phrases and clauses.) }}

 

 

*Adverbs*

An adverb can be added to a verb to modify its meaning. Usually, an adverb
tells you when, where, how, in what manner or to what extent an action is
performed. Very many adverbs end in '*...ly*' - particularly those that are
used to express how an action is performed. Although many adverbs end
'*ly*', lots do not, e.g., fast, never, well, very, most, least, more,
less, now, far and there.

Examples:

Anita placed the vase carefully on the shelf.
(The word /carefully/ is an adverb. It shows how the vase was placed.) 

Tara walks gracefully.
(The word /gracefully/ is an adverb. It modifies the verb


Source: www.grammar-monster.com/lessons/adverbs.htm


what are adverbs


Adverb - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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** Adverb **

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*Examples*
· I found the film *incredibly* dull.
· The meeting went *well* and the directors were *extremely* happy with
the outcome.
· Crabs are known for walking *sideways*.
· *Only* members are allowed to enter.
· I *often* have eggs for breakfast.
· *However*, I shall not eat fried eggs *again*.

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An *adverb* is a word that changes or qualifies the meaning of a verb,
adjective, other adverb, clause, sentence or any other word or phrase,
except that it does not include the adjectives and determiners that
directly modify nouns. Adverbs are traditionally regarded as one of the
parts of speech, although the wide variety of the functions performed by
words classed as adverbs means that it is hard to treat them as a single
uniform category.

Adverbs typically answer questions such as /how?/, /in what way?/, /when?/,
/where?/, and /to what extent?/. This function is called the adverbial
function, and is realized not just by single words (i.e., adverbs) but by
adverbial phrases and adverbial clauses.

*Contents*

· 1 Uses
· 2 Adverbs as a "catch-all" category
· 3 Adverbs in specific languages
· 4 See also
· 5 References
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Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adverb

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