Definition| Meaning of Adverb :- An adverb is a word that qualifies – a verb, an adjective, an adverb, a preposition, a conjunction, or sometimes a complete sentence.
- A verb:-
e.g. She works intelligently.
- An adjective:-
e.g. He is very smart.
- An adverb:-
e.g. He works very intelligently.
- A preposition:-
e.g. The helicopter hovered exactly over her house.
- A conjunction:-
e.g. She likes him simply, because he has a clear conscience.
- A complete sentence:-
e.g. Unfortunately, all were injured.
TYPES OF ADVERBS / KINDS OF ADVERBS:-
Adverbs are of three types:-
- Simple Adverbs
- Relative Adverbs
- Interrogative Adverbs
- 1. Simple Adverbs
- The adverbs that denotes place, time, number, frequency of manner, reason, degree, affirmation or negation are known as Simple Adverbs.
They can further be divided into 8 sub types:-
- Adverbs of Manner :- It tells us how a work is done.
- Adverbs of time :- It tells us when the action took place.
- Adverbs of place :- It tells us where the action took place.
- Adverbs of frequency/ number :- It tells us how often the action took place.
- Adverbs of degree :- It shows how much the action took place.
- Adverbs of reason :- It tells us why the action took place.
- Adverbs of affirmation :- It contains affirmative words like- Surely, Certainly, Truly, etc….
- Adverbs of Negation :- It contains Negative words like- No, Not, Never, etc…
- 2. Relative Adverbs
- Relative Adverbs helps to join sentences. It points towards its antecedents (i.e nouns/pronouns) and denotes reason, place or manner of an action.
- 3. Interrogative Adverbs
- Adverbs that ask question about place, reason or manner of an action are called Interrogative Adverbs
How to spot an adverb:-