Types of Adverbs
Adverbs are used in sentences to answer many questions about the Verbs/Adjectives/Adverbs themselves.
The different types of Adverbs
Adverb of Time(when)
E.g.: The results were announced yesterday.
Here the Adverb is yesterday which is answering the question: When were the results announced? ‘Announced’ is the verb in this sentence.
Other examples of Adverbs of Time are – Once, Never, Tomorrow, Daily etc.
Adverb of Place(Where)
In spring, flowers bloom everywhere.
Here the Verb is bloom and the Adverb is everywhere, answering the question:Where do the flowers bloom in spring?
Other examples of Adverbs of Place are - Anywhere, Somewhere, Near, Far etc.
Adverb of Manner
She works fast.
The Verb here is work and the Adverb is fast and the question being asked is:How does she work?
These Adverbs tell about the manner of the action being done, whether it is done happily or haltingly etc. Other examples of Adverbs of Manner are - Honestly, Joyfully, Cunningly etc.
Adverb of Frequency
He likes to watch TV every day.
Here, the Adverb is every day and it is telling about the amount of time spent in doing the Verb, which is watch. The question in this sentence is: How oftendoes he watch TV?
These Adverbs are used to show the duration or timing of the action that is happening/had happened/will happen. They also tell us how often and how long these actions would be.
Other examples of Adverbs of Frequency are - Frequently, Often, Yearly, Briefly etc.
Adverbs of Degree
She almost finished the work.
The Verb here is finished and the Adverb is almost which is telling us about the amount of the work finished. The question being asked is: How much of the work did she finish?
The Adverbs of Degree are used to show to what extent or how much has an action been done or will be done.
Other examples of these Adverbs are - Fully, Partially, Altogether etc.