6) Adverb of Affirmation and Negation
Adverb of affirmation and negation is an adverb which confirms or denies the action of verb in the sentence. It is also used to reinforce the action of verb. Adverbs of affirmation are -definitely, surely, absolutely, etc however adverbs of denial or negation are like no, can’t, don’t, never, etc.
I will certainly go to the school. (Adverb of affirmation)
I never leave you alone. (Adverb of negation)
7) Adverb of Comment
Using adverbs of comment, we can make a comment on entire sentence. This adverb can change and describe the verb as well as influence the whole sentence. Adverbs of comment are like fortunately, unfortunately, patiently, honestly, obviously, constantly, etc.
Unfortunately, he got discharged from his post.
Luckily, I got admission in the top college.
Obviously, it is wrong way to do.
We happily celebrated the birthday of our class teacher.
8) Adverb of Conjunction
Adverb of conjunction helps us in connecting the ideas or clauses. It shows effect, sequence, contrast, cause or other relationships between two clauses in the sentence. We need to use a semicolon (;) to conjugate two clauses. Adverbs of conjunction are like anyway, accordingly, consequently, again, contrarily, almost, as a result, besides, certainly, additionally, comparatively, consequently, comparatively, conversely, etc
Clause 1: He was going to attend an important meeting.
Clause 2: He made sure to attend meeting on time.
Use of Adverb of conjunction in the above two clauses:
He was going to attend an important meeting; accordingly, made sure to attend meeting on time.
9) Adverb of reason
Adverb of reason is used to express the reason for, answer the question or purpose of an action in the sentence. Adverbs of reason are like therefore, hence, thus, consequently, so, since, etc.
I was not working hard, therefore, I failed.
Consequently he denied coming to the party.
10) Adverb of Number
Adverb of number is used to show number of action of the verb in a sentence. Adverbs of number are like firstly, secondly, once, yearly, never, twice, lastly, etc.
I eat food twice a day. (In this sentence, 'twice' is an adverb of number)
He saw me once. (In this sentence, 'once' is an adverb of number; however it can also be an adverb of time depends on how it is used in the sentence).
Let us check what we have learnt
Pick out the adverbs in the following sentences and identify their type.
a. This is a very sweet mango.
b. The milkman came again.
c. The puppy followed Manju everywhere.
d. Our soldiers fought bravely.
e. You may be partly right but does it solve our problem.
f. Rome wasn't built in a day.
g. Where is Raju?
h. Go back.
Check yourself here
a. Very-adverb of degree;
b. again – adverb of frequency.
c. everywhere – adverb of place
d. bravely – adverb of manner
e. partly – adverb of degree;
f. in a day – adverb of time;
g. where – adverb of place;
h. back – adverb of place