What is an Adverb?
An adverb is a word used to modify a verb, an adjective, or another adverb. For example:
- He swims quickly.
(Here, the adverb quickly modifies the verb swims.)
- He is an extremely quick swimmer.
(Here, the adverb extremely modifies the adjective quick.)
- He swims extremely quickly.
(Here, the adverb extremely modifies the adverb quickly.)
-John is laughing.
-John is laughing loudly.
When an adverb modifies a verb, it generally tells us how, where, where, how much, and how often the action is performed. Here are some examples of verb-modifying adverbs:
- How: She ran quickly.
- When: She ran yesterday.
- Where: She ran here.
- How often: She ran daily.
- How much: She ran fastest.
An adverb modifying an adjective
-They were joyously happy.
-The duration of the class is exceedingly long.
-The joke was truly funny.
-This car is extremely nice.
-We saw a badly damaged car on the road.
-The music was really interesting.
An adverb modifying another adverb
-They were laughing too loudly.
-They started their married life very happily.
-My sister drives her car very carelessly.
-He responded too quickly.
-She walked fast enough to reach the class on time.
-He painted the wall pretty beautifully.