Definition of Adverb

Adverb is a word which gives more information about another adverb, adjective as well as verb of the sentenceAdverb is one of the eight parts of speech.

Adverbs describe-

  • Adverbs
  • Adjectives
  • verbs

Adverb qualifying Adverb

Somewhere adverbs give more information about another adverbs in the sentences. We use common adverbs and those are very, too, quite, rather as well as really.

Here are some examples. Have a look-

Describing adverbs are in bold letters and another adverbs are with underline.

  • She arranged goods closely together. ( adverb closely describes the adverb together)
  • She stared me somewhat curiously.
  • They were quarrelling with each other rather loudly.
  • He rides bike very slowly.
  • They completed their work quite quickly.
  • He conducted society meeting so secretly.
  • I too often visit that place.
  • The buffet system is really nicely
  • The picture was very cleverly
  • Smruti behaves very modestly.

Adverb qualifying Adjective

Here are some sentences in which adverbs give more information about an adjectives. Adverbs are in bold letters and underlined words are adjectives.

  • Her grandfather became very popular
  • The information is very less.
  • That was really comic
  • The book is really nice.
  • I am extremely sorry.
  • He joined an extremely large
  • I am quite satisfied.
  • The film is quite short.
  • Always be happy.
  • Always you should be alert.
  • The chairman of society has very big

Adverbs qualifying Verbs

We can use adverbs to give more information about verbs in the sentences.

We can get adverbs by questioning verbs-

Here are some examples of adverbs. In these sentences, adverbs describe verbs. Adverbs are in bold letters.

Have a look-

  • He drove a car very fast. ( ‘very fast’ describes the verb ‘drove’ and get the answer of ‘how?’ as ‘very fast’)
  • She solved the sum quickly. ( how? – quickly)
  • I really mean it. ( how? – really)
  • She thinks highly about it. ( how? – highly)
  • You kept the books here. ( where? – here)
  • I think she lives nearby the hospital. ( where? – nearby)
  • Keep it below the plank. ( where? – below)
  • She asked me to meet there. ( where? – there)
  • I shall come soon. ( when? – soon)
  • See you later. ( when? – later)
  • I often visit that place. ( when? – often)
  • We shall solve it now. ( when? – now)
  • Complete the work immediately. ( when? – immediately)

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