Notes On Types of Adverbs - CBSE Class 6 English Grammar

 

 

TYPES OF ADVERB


 

Adverb

 

An adverb is a word that is used to modify or qualify words like an adjective, a verb , a clause and another adverb expressing a relation of place,time,circumstance,manner,cause,degree,etc.

 

Types of Adverb

 

  • Adverbs of time

  • Adverbs of manner

  • Adverbs of degree

  • Adverbs of place

  • Adverbs of frequency

 

 

Adverbs of Time

 

An adverb of time gives more information about when a verb takes place. We usually see this kinds of adverbs placed at the beginning or at the end of the sentence.

 

Adverbs of time usually include - annually, daily, monthly, recently, during,yet,soon,etc.

 

Examples 

 

  • Lately, you have been coming early to the football practice.

  • We recently bought a puppy.

  • We go out for morning tea daily.

    

 

Adverbs of Place

 

Adverbs of place tells us more about where the verb took place. These usually come after the main verb or direct object of the sentence.

 

Adverbs of place usually include - here, there, nowhere, everywhere, out, in, above, below,etc.

 

Examples

 

  • The girl who took my phone was nowhere to be found.

  • There were blue butterflies everywhere in the garden.

  • Clearly there aren’t any Pokemon here.


 

Adverbs of degree

 

Adverbs of degree tell us more about the intensity of the verb in the sentence.They can be categorized as low degree (e.g. somewhat), medium degree (e.g. fairly), and high degree (e.g. extremely). Adverbs of degree can also modify adjectives and other adverbs and are placed before the word they modify.

Adverbs of degree usually include - almost, quite, nearly, too, etc.

 

Examples 

 

  • You have hardly read that chapter.

  • His health is extremely critical.

  • I am so excited to go to the new amusement park.


 

Adverbs of  Manner

 

Adverbs of manner tell us how, or in what manner, something was carried out. They mostly modify verbs and can often be found at the end of a clause.They’re easy to spot too. Most of them will end in –ly.

Some common adverbs of manner are - neatly, slowly, quickly, sadly,etc.

 

Examples

 

  • She ironed and folded the clothes neatly.

  • We can discuss this matter calmly.

  • He carefully labelled all the files given to him.




 

Adverbs of Frequency

 

Adverbs of frequency let us know how often the verb occurs. Therefore they mostly modify verbs. These adverbs tend to appear right before the main verb in the sentence. 

 

Some of the commonly used are - never, always, rarely, sometimes, usually, again, etc.

 

Examples

 

  • always call my mother before I sleep.

  • She rarely talks to anyone these days.

  • They usually go to restaurants on weekends.

Summary

 

 

TYPES OF ADVERB


 

Adverb

 

An adverb is a word that is used to modify or qualify words like an adjective, a verb , a clause and another adverb expressing a relation of place,time,circumstance,manner,cause,degree,etc.

 

Types of Adverb

 

  • Adverbs of time

  • Adverbs of manner

  • Adverbs of degree

  • Adverbs of place

  • Adverbs of frequency

 

 

Adverbs of Time

 

An adverb of time gives more information about when a verb takes place. We usually see this kinds of adverbs placed at the beginning or at the end of the sentence.

 

Adverbs of time usually include - annually, daily, monthly, recently, during,yet,soon,etc.

 

Examples 

 

  • Lately, you have been coming early to the football practice.

  • We recently bought a puppy.

  • We go out for morning tea daily.

    

 

Adverbs of Place

 

Adverbs of place tells us more about where the verb took place. These usually come after the main verb or direct object of the sentence.

 

Adverbs of place usually include - here, there, nowhere, everywhere, out, in, above, below,etc.

 

Examples

 

  • The girl who took my phone was nowhere to be found.

  • There were blue butterflies everywhere in the garden.

  • Clearly there aren’t any Pokemon here.


 

Adverbs of degree

 

Adverbs of degree tell us more about the intensity of the verb in the sentence.They can be categorized as low degree (e.g. somewhat), medium degree (e.g. fairly), and high degree (e.g. extremely). Adverbs of degree can also modify adjectives and other adverbs and are placed before the word they modify.

Adverbs of degree usually include - almost, quite, nearly, too, etc.

 

Examples 

 

  • You have hardly read that chapter.

  • His health is extremely critical.

  • I am so excited to go to the new amusement park.


 

Adverbs of  Manner

 

Adverbs of manner tell us how, or in what manner, something was carried out. They mostly modify verbs and can often be found at the end of a clause.They’re easy to spot too. Most of them will end in –ly.

Some common adverbs of manner are - neatly, slowly, quickly, sadly,etc.

 

Examples

 

  • She ironed and folded the clothes neatly.

  • We can discuss this matter calmly.

  • He carefully labelled all the files given to him.




 

Adverbs of Frequency

 

Adverbs of frequency let us know how often the verb occurs. Therefore they mostly modify verbs. These adverbs tend to appear right before the main verb in the sentence. 

 

Some of the commonly used are - never, always, rarely, sometimes, usually, again, etc.

 

Examples

 

  • always call my mother before I sleep.

  • She rarely talks to anyone these days.

  • They usually go to restaurants on weekends.

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