Kinds of Adverbs

Kinds of Adverbs

Adverbs is a word which adds to the meaning of the Verb. And it tells that how things is done.

The Adverbs show how an action is done. Such Adverbs are called Adverbs of Manner. It answer the questions like -How?

Example

  1. She behaved foolishly.

  2. The old man walked slowly.

  3. She ran fast.

Exercise 1

Here are some Adverbs Manner. Use each one to complete one of the sentences below:

Quickly, greedily, merrily, loudly, brightly

  1. The hungry bagger ate the food _____

  2. I had to shout ____ to attract her attention.

  3. Tony climbed the trees as _____ monkey.

  4. There were no clouds, and the sun shone _____

  5. All the day, the children played ____ in the park.

Answers

  1. Greatly, 2. Loudly, 3. Quickly, 4. Brightly, 5. Merrily.

Adverbs of Place

The Adverbs like outside, everyday, here, there show where an action is done. Such Adverbs are called Adverbs of Place.

It answer the questions like- “Where?”

Example

  1. The boys are girls are waiting outside.

  2. We looked for her everywhere.

  3. She lives here.

  4. The car stops there.

Adverbs of Time

The Adverbs like today, tomorrow, yesterday show When an action is done. Such Adverbs are called Adverbs of Time.

Answer the questions like –“When?”

Example

  1. He or she will come today.

  2. The school will open tomorrow.

  3. She wrote to me yesterday.

Adverbs of Number

The Adverbs like twice, always, often, seldom show how often an action is done. Such Adverbs are called Adverbs of Number.

It answer the questions like –“How often?”

Example

  1. Twice the boy struck him.

  2. You are always late.

  3. We often went to the party.

  4. He seldom came here.

Adverbs of Degree

The Adverbs like very, quite, nearly the above Adverbs of Number ( How much) or to what extent a things is done. These Adverbs, which shows how much or to what extent a things is done, are called Adverbs of Degree.

To add something to their meaning are also called Adverbs of Degree.

It answer the questions like – “How much?”

Example

  1. He is quite strong.

  2. Her face is very beautiful.

  3. Your face is extremely red

Interrogative Adverbs

The words like when, how, where, why are used for asking questions.

Adverbs which are used to ask questions are called Interrogative Adverbs.

Example

  1. When did he come?

  2. Where did she go?

  3. Why you are late today?

  4. How are you today?

Exercise 2

Let us test whether you can find the difference between an Adverb or an Adjective. The first two are done for you.

  1. Who is that little girl?

It is an Adjective. It tells more about the Noun “girl”.

  1. He spoke little.

It is an adverb. It tells us more about the Verb “spoke”.

  1. The boys of our school can run fast.

It is an _____. It tells you more about ____

  1. Roshan is a fast runner.

It is an ____. It tells us more about _____

  1. Anirudho is the only son of his parents.

It is an ______. It tells you more about ____

  1. Do not get angry, I only wanted to help you.

It is an _____. It tells you more about ____

  1. It is good for health to jog daily.

  2. There are now daily flights from Delhi to Singapore.

It is an _______. It tells you more about ______

  1. They buy magazine which appears weekly.

It is an ______. It tells you more about ____.

  1. Outlook is a weekly magazine.

It is an ______. It tells you more about ________.