Grade 8 | English | Adverbs, Adverbs, Olympiad, CBSE, ICSE, SOF, ITO
Some important examples of adverb:
Here incredibly describes the word pretty.
In this sentence, very describes the adverb quickly, so very quickly becomes the adverb phrase.
A word or phrase that modifies the meaning of an adjective, verb or other adverbs, expressing manner, place, time, or degree (Eg. gently, here, now, very).
A word adding information about an adjective, verb, or other adverbs.
In Simple Words:
An adverb is a word that describes or adds more information about an adjective, verb or other adverb and often used to show the degree, frequency, place, time, or manner. Example: almost, very, kindly, slowly, here, often, now, politically or fortunately, however, therefore, hence, suitably, consequently, insufficiently, additionally, etc.
An Adverb is used as under:
1) With a verb to say,
a) How something happens, eg. He walks quickly.
b) Where something happens, eg. She lives there.
c) When something happens, eg. My Mom visited us yesterday.
d) How often something happens, eg. We usually have a soft drink with snacks.
2) To Strengthen or weaken the meaning of,
a) A Verb, eg. I really meant it. He almost fell asleep.
b) An Adjective, eg. Shubha is very clever. This dress is slightly better for you.
c) Another Adverb, eg. It comes off terribly easily. The boys nearly always get home late.
3) To add to the meaning of a whole sentence,
Luckily, no one was hurt.
Virat is probably the best player.
a) In writing or informal speech, it is incorrect to use an adjective instead of an adverb.
For Example: Do it properly and not Do it proper. We change an adjective to an adverb by adding –ly. In the above sentence, proper is an adjective and properly is an adverb.
b) Many words are both an adjective and an adverb.
For Example: Adjective Adverb
A fast Horse. He ran fast.
A long time. Have you been here for long?
Following are the adverbs according to the degree, manner, frequency, time and place: