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Adverbs 1 - Types of Adverbs
The boy ate the chocolates GREEDILY!

Adverbs 1 - Types of Adverbs

The main building blocks of the English language are the different parts of speech. There are eight such parts, one of which is the adverb.

As the name suggests the adverb is a word that modifies a verb. Obviously, along with the noun the verb is a vital part of speech and the adverb gives an additional dimension to the action that is being portrayed by the verb.

Take a look at the following two sentences:

"The son LOOKS at his father."
"The son LOOKS GENTLY at his father."

Here the word GENTLY adds more meaning to the way a son looks at his father. In this example, GENTLY is the adverb modifying the verb LOOKS.

Suppose the sentence was:

“The son LOOKS ADORINGLY at his father.”

You can see how the two sentences differ when the verb LOOKS is modified by two different adverbs, namely GENTLY and ADORINGLY.

Just as adjectives support the noun the adverb supports the verb. Just as adjectives fall into different categories so do adverbs. Adverbs fall into different categories based on what they relate to. In our example GENTLY and ADORINGLY are adverbs that relate to Manner. Other categories to which adverbs can be placed are Adverbs of Time/Frequency, Adverbs of Place and Adverbs of Degree.

Examples of adverbs of time/frequency are 'always,' 'afterwards' and 'soon.' For instance, ‘the teacher is so harsh that he ALWAYS derides the students’ is a sentence in which ALWAYS is the adverb modifying the verb 'derides' and here the adverb is one of time/frequency.

Examples of adverbs of place are 'below,' 'downstairs' and 'upstairs'. For instance, ‘the cook called the children DOWNSTAIRS for dinner’ is a sentence in which DOWNSTAIRS is the adverb of place.

Examples of adverbs of degree are 'nearly,' 'really' and 'almost.' For instance, ‘The experienced marathon runner was HARDLY tired when he touched the finishing line’ is a sentence in which HARDLY is an adverb of degree.

You will see from the examples that the adverbs relate perfectly to what the category describes. Take the quiz that follows and learn about the different types of adverbs.

1.
Which kind of adverb is the word in capitals? - "When he knocked on the door, he was asked to come INSIDE."
Adverb of Time/Frequency.
Adverb of Place.
Adverb of Degree.
Adverb of Manner.
The adverb answers the question 'WHERE was he asked to come?' and hence INSIDE is an adverb of Place
2.
Which kind of adverb is the word in capitals? - "He is so gentle that he NEVER shoots at animals."
Adverb of Time/Frequency.
Adverb of Place.
Adverb of Degree.
Adverb of Manner.
The adverb answers the question 'WHEN does he shoot at animals?' and hence NEVER is an adverb of Time/Frequency
3.
Which kind of adverb is the word in capitals? - "When the child cried, the mother took the child OUTSIDE."
Adverb of Time/Frequency.
Adverb of Place.
Adverb of Degree.
Adverb of Manner.
The adverb answers the question 'WHERE did the mother take the child?" and hence OUTSIDE is an adverb of place
4.
Which kind of adverb is the word in capitals? - "The boy ate the chocolates GREEDILY."
Adverb of Time/Frequency.
Adverb of Place.
Adverb of Degree.
Adverb of Manner.
The adverb answers the question 'HOW did the boy eat the chocolates?' and hence Greedily is an adverb of manner
5.
Which kind of adverb is the word in capitals? - "He was so angry that he HARDLY noticed what she was saying."
Adverb of Time/Frequency.
Adverb of Place.
Adverb of Degree.
Adverb of Manner.
The adverb answers the question 'HOW WELL did he notice what she was saying?' and hence HARDLY is an adverb of Degree
6.
Which kind of adverb is the word in capitals? - "Mothers look GENTLY at their babies."
Adverb of Time/Frequency.
Adverb of Place.
Adverb of Degree.
Adverb of Manner.
The adverb answers the question 'HOW do mothers look at babies?' and hence GENTLY is an adverb of Manner
7.
Which kind of adverb is the word in capitals? - "The airline passengers were COMPLETELY exhausted after their long flight."
Adverb of Time/Frequency.
Adverb of Place.
Adverb of Degree.
Adverb of Manner.
The adverb answers the question 'HOW exhausted were the passengers?' and hence COMPLETELY is an adverb of Degree
8.
Which kind of adverb is the word in capitals? - "Arvind coughed LOUDLY to attract attention."
Adverb of Time/Frequency.
Adverb of Place.
Adverb of Degree.
Adverb of Manner.
The adverb answers the question 'HOW did he cough?' and hence LOUDLY is an adverb of Manner
9.
Which kind of adverb is the word in capitals? - "She received an invitation to attend a function and she is QUITE sure she will attend."
Adverb of Time/Frequency.
Adverb of Place.
Adverb of Degree.
Adverb of Manner.
The adverb answers the question 'HOW will she respond to the invitation?' and hence QUITE is an adverb of Degree
10.
Which kind of adverb is the word in capitals? - "The watchman FREQUENTLY makes a round of the office building."
Adverb of Time/Frequency.
Adverb of Place.
Adverb of Degree.
Adverb of Manner.
The adverb answers the question 'HOW often does the watchman go round the building'? and hence FREQUENTLY is an adverb of Time/Frequency
Author:  V T Narendra

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