Definition of Adverb

Adverb is a word which gives more information about another adverb, adjective as well as verb of the sentence. Adverb 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 goodsclosely together. ( adverb closely describes the adverb together)
  • She stared mesomewhat curiously.
  • They were quarrelling with each otherrather loudly.
  • He rides bikevery slowly.
  • They completed their workquite quickly.
  • He conducted society meetingso secretly.
  • Itoo often visit that place.
  • The buffet system isreally nicely
  • The picture wasvery cleverly
  • Smruti behavesvery 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 becamevery popular
  • The information isvery less.
  • That wasreally comic
  • The book isreally nice.
  • I amextremely sorry.
  • He joined anextremely large
  • I amquite satisfied.
  • The film isquite short.
  • Alwaysbe happy.
  • Alwaysyou should be alert.
  • The chairman of society hasvery big

Adverbs qualifying Verbs

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

We can get adverbs by questioning verbs-

  • how
  • when
  • where

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

Have a look-

  • He drove a carvery fast. ( ‘very fast’ describes the verb ‘drove’ and get the answer of ‘how?’ as ‘very fast’)
  • She solved the sumquickly. ( how? – quickly)
  • Ireally mean it. ( how? – really)
  • She thinkshighly about it. ( how? – highly)
  • You kept the bookshere. ( where? – here)
  • I think she livesnearby the hospital. ( where? – nearby)
  • Keep itbelow the plank. ( where? – below)
  • She asked me to meetthere. ( where? – there)
  • I shall comesoon. ( when? – soon)
  • See youlater. ( when? – later)
  • Ioften visit that place. ( when? – often)
  • We shall solve itnow. ( when? – now)
  • Complete the workimmediately. ( when? – immediately)