Parts of Speech
Chapter 5 - Adverbs
We have seen that an adjective is a word that gives more information about a noun or pronoun. An adverb is usually defined as a word that gives more information about a verb, an adjective or another adverb. Adverbs describe verbs, adjectives and adverbs in terms of such qualities as time, frequency and manner. In the sentence Sue runs fast, fast describes how or the manner in which Sue runs. In the sentence Sue runs very fast, very describes the adverb fast and gives information about how fast Sue runs.
Most, but not all adverbs end in -ly as in But not all words that end in -ly are adverbs (ugly is an adjective, supply and reply can both be nouns or verbs). Many times an adjective can be made into an adverb by adding -ly as in nicely, quickly, completely, sincerely.
of time tell when something happens
and adverbs of frequency tell how often
something happens. Below are some common adverbs
of time and frequency which you should learn:
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|Do it now.||I always do my homework|
|I will see you then.||We sometimes get confused.|
|They will be here soon.||He usually gets good grades.|
|I can't meet you today.||I never went skiing.|
|Let's go tomorrow.||She rarely eats a big breakfast.|
|They told me yesterday.||He was once on TV.|
|Have you traveled recently?||He saw the movie twice.|
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are most often used to give more information about
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