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All about Adverbs

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Adverbs modify other words apart from nouns and pronouns. For example:

He was driving.

He was driving dangerously. - here the adverb modifies driving and gives us more information about the action.

5 Types of Adverbs

These are the five types of adverbs:

Adverbs of Manner:
She sings beautifully.
We ran quickly.

Adverbs of Place:
Let's go somewhere for lunch.
He threw the ball towards me.

Adverbs of Frequency:
I never wear yellow.
We play football once a week.

Adverbs of Time:
Can we talk about it later.
She was in London last year.

Adverbs of Purpose:
Since it is raining, I won't go.
I study hard so that I will pass my tests.

Now take this adverbs quiz:

  • 1) She played ___.

  • 2) I ___ dropped my glass.

  • 3) Which is correct?

  • 4) I ___ put on my clothes.

  • 5) He's a ___ driver.

  • 6) Which of these is an adverb of time?

  • 7) I parked my car ___.

  • 8) We don't watch many movies. We ___ go to the cinema.

  • 9) "It's going to be another chilly day." Chilly is:

  • 10) I left home in 2008 and haven't been back ___.