Adverbs – Exercises for Class 8

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.

Exercises

Q. The adverbs are in bold letters. State their kinds.

  1. How did you find my room?
  2. Breakfast is almost ready.
  3. Obviously, it is too hot to go out.
  4. She always wakes up early.
  5. All the toys fell down.

Answers

  1. Interrogative adverb
  2. Adverb of degree
  3. Sentence adverbs
  4. Adverb of frequency
  5. 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

  1. My father shouted at the servant in anger.
  2. This discussion will go on without an end.
  3. Nadeem walked very fast towards the stage to receive the award.
  4. English is spoken throughout the world.
  5. The juicer is operated by hand.
  6. The Medical and the Engineering entrance exams were taking place at the same time.
  7. My pet was quite ill but he recovered in the end.
  8. Mahesh went to the orphanage to help the children of his own free will.

Answer

  1. angrily
  2. endlessly
  3. briskly
  4. worldwide
  5. manually
  6. simultaneously
  7. eventually
  8. voluntarily

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