Adverb can be defined as “A word or phrase that modifies the meaning of verb, an adjective, noun, determiner, or other adverb, expressing manner, place, time, or degree. Some adverbs, for example 'sentence adverbs', can also be used to modify whole sentences”.
I placed the flower pot carefully on the table.
My friend walks gracefully.
I run fast.
‘There are several kinds of Adverbs. First five of them are being given and
discussed here today .’
1) Adverb of Time
Adverb of time is an adverb which tells us about time of happenings or time of something is done in the sentence. Adverbs of time are used in the beginning (as a form of emphasis) or end of the sentence. Adverbs of time are like already, afterwards, immediately, always, last month, soon, then, now, and yesterday.
He admitted to hospital and died yesterday.
My factory caught fire and burned down in the last month.
I have completed my homework already.
2) Adverb of Place
Adverb of place is an adverb which tells us about the place where something is done or happens in the sentence. It is used generally after the verb, object or end of the sentence. Adverbs of place are like below, here, above, inside, outside, there, over there, under, upstairs, etc.
We need to stop here for dinner.
He was eating under the table.
A bird flies above in the sky.
3) Adverb of Manner
Adverb of manner is an adverb which tells us about manner of how something is done or happens in the sentence. Such type of adverbs are generally end with 'ly' such as cheerfully, badly, quickly, happily, angrily, sadly, slowly. However, some are simple like fast, well, hard, etc.
I went to school cheerfully.
He runs fast.
We celebrated teacher's day happily.
4) Adverb of Degree or Quantity
Adverb of degree or quantity is an adverb which tells us about the level or extent of something is done or happens in the sentence. It is used before the adjective or adverb. Adverbs of degree or quantity are like almost, nearly, quite, much, really, too, very, so, etc.
It was too hard task for us to complete. (Adverb is used before adjective)
I am feeling really sad for my friend's father death.
5) Adverb of Frequency
Adverb of frequency is an adverb which tells us how often something is done or happens in the sentence. Adverbs of frequency are like almost, again, frequently, generally, ever, hardly ever, nearly, nearly always, always, occasionally, often, rarely, never, seldom, twice, usually, sometimes, and weekly.
My parents were almost thirty when I born.
He studies hardly during holidays.
She thinks she is always right however it is not so.
He told that he will never talk to me.
I talk to my neighbors very occasionally.