This list of adverbs should help you to understand adverbs a little better. For a more in-depth look at adverbs, see the adverb page.
Quick Refresher: Adverbs are words thatdescribe - or modify - verbs, adjectives, and other adverbs.
They tell us how, when, where, to what extent, and why.
Adverbs that tell us How?
A: absentmindedly, adoringly, awkwardly
B: beautifully,briskly, brutally
C: carefully, cheerfully, competitively
E: eagerly, effortlessly, extravagantly
G: girlishly, gracefully, grimly
L: lazily, lifelessly, loyally
Q: quietly, quickly, quizzicallyR: really, recklessly, remorsefully, ruthlessly
S: savagely, sloppily, so, stylishly
U: unabashedly, unevenly, urgently
W: well, wishfully, worriedly
Adverbs that tell us When?
A: after,afterwards, annually
N: never, now
S: soon, still
T: then, today, tomorrow
W: weekly, when
Adverbs that tell us Where?
A: abroad, anywhere, away
I: in, inside
O: out, outside
U: underground, upstairs
Adverbs that tell us To what extent?
N: not (this includes n't)
T: terribly, too
Comparative and Superlative Adverbs
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Positive | Comparative | Superlative |
badly |worse | worst |
carefully | more carefully | most carefully |
little | less | least |
much | more | most |
soon | sooner | soonest |
well | better | best |
For the mother lode list ofadverbs, check out this site.
How Do You Diagram Adverbs?
Seeing a list of adverbs is a great way to learn what an adverb is.
Sentence diagramming can teach you what an adverb does.
Sentencediagramming is a visual way to show how the words in a sentence are related to each other.
You already know that adverbs are words that modify verbs, adjectives, and other adverbs. Diagramming will show this...