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An adverb modifies a verb, an adjective or another adverb.

Types of adverbs

  1. Adverbs of manner: they denote how an action is being carried out. Examples are boldly, quickly, friendly, happily etc.

 

  1. Adverbs of time: adverbs of time tell us the time when an action takes place. Examples are- yesterday, tonight, tomorrow, weekend etc.

 

  1. Adverbs of degree: adverbs of degree answers the question “How?”: for example; the food is too hot.

 

  1. Adverbs of place
  • The book is on the table.
  • The girl is in the room.
See also  VERB PHRASES

This answers the question “Where?”

 

EXERCISE

Underline the adverbs in these sentences:

  1. Olu dressed neatly
  2. The girl smiles very beautifully
  • Chioma walks quickly to school
  1. Amina reads well
  2. We go to school everyday
  3. The man died last week
  • The boy can play here.
  • The boy writes neatly.
  1. Eze is here

 

See also

ANTONYMS

SENTENCE BUILDING: MODALS

PAST AND PAST CONTINOUS TENSE

SENTENCE FORMATION

See also  Adverbs of Frequency

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