What is an Adverb of Affirmation?

An adverb that affirms a statement is called an adverb of affirmation.

Examples:

  1. You can certainly take my car on a drive.
  2. I am going to attend the rally by all means.
  3. Of course, she is happy.
  4. Yes, they have arrived.
  5. Perhaps, you are right.

The highlighted words certainly, by all means, of course, yes and perhaps affirm what is stated in their respective sentences. Therefore, they are adverbs of affirmation.

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