Why do you need a list of adverbs?
If you watched Schoolhouse Rock as a child, you probably remember the song Lolly, Lolly, Lolly, get your adverbs here. This catchy song told youhow adverbs were at your service to enrich your language in various ways. Now that you have the tune stuck in your head, keep reading to brush up on adverbs via the handy list of adverbs.
An adverb isa modifying part of speech. It describes verbs, other adverbs, adjectives, and phrases. They are used to describe how, where, when, how often and why something happens. Here are a few examples:Verb- The cat climbed quickly up the tree. (quickly describes how the cat climbed)
Adverb- Mike worked very carefully on his paper. (very shows how carefully he worked) Adjective- She is nearly ready togo. (nearly tells to what extent she is ready)
Adverbs of manner describe how something happens. Where there are two or more verbs in a sentence, adverb placement affects the meaning. Some commonlyused adverbs of manner include:
Consider the following example:
She decided to write her paper. (noadverbs)
She quickly decided to write her paper. (her decision was quick)
She decided to write her paper quickly. (her writing was quick)
Adverbs of place describe where something happens. Most adverbsof place are also used as prepositions. Some commonly used examples include the following:
I wanted to go upstairs.
She has lived in the city since June. (in the city prepositional phrase)
Adverbs of purpose describe why something happens. Here are some common examples:
in order to
Jenny walks carefully to avoid falling.
Bob accidentally broke the vase.
Adverbs of frequency describe how often...