An adverb is a word that adds meaning to a verb, an adjective or another adverb. It tells you how a thing is done, when it is done or where it is done. An adverb can modify a verb, an adjective or another adverb.
Adverbs are of the following kinds:
- Adverbs of time show when an action is done. Example: The children are playing now.
- Adverbs of manner show how or the manner in which an action is done. Example: Sachin works quietly.
- Adverbs of degree show how much or to what extent a things is done. Example: The theatre was completely full.
- Adverbs of place show where an action is done. Example: Due to rains, the guests moved inside.
- Adverbs of frequency tell how often or how frequently an action takes place. Example: Priya is often mistaken for her twin sisters.
- Interrogative adverbs are used to ask questions about time, manner, and place. Example: Where are you working?
- Relative adverbs refer to the thing or person that the pronoun refers to. Example: I rested whenever I got an opportunity.
- Sentence adverbs modify a complete sentence and not just part of it. Such words are usually formed by adding ‘-ly’ to adjectives. Example: Clearly, they san well and won the competition.
- Adverbs of reason logically connect the conclusion with the argument made in the previous sentence. Example: I am not feeling well. Hence, I am unable to join you.
Q. The adverbs are in bold letters. State their kinds.
- How did you find my room?
- Breakfast is almost ready.
- Obviously, it is too hot to go out.
- She always wakes up early.
- All the toys fell down.
- Interrogative adverb
- Adverb of degree
- Sentence adverbs
- Adverb of frequency
- Adverb of manner
Q. Rewrite the sentences using the words given in the box in place of the words in bold.
endlessly, angrily, worldwide, briskly, manually, eventually, simultaneously, voluntarily
- My father shouted at the servant in anger.
- This discussion will go on without an end.
- Nadeem walked very fast towards the stage to receive the award.
- English is spoken throughout the world.
- The juicer is operated by hand.
- The Medical and the Engineering entrance exams were taking place at the same time.
- My pet was quite ill but he recovered in the end.
- Mahesh went to the orphanage to help the children of his own free will.