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What is Adverb with Examples

What is an adverb definition?

An adverb is a word that modifies multiple functionalities of a noun, pronoun, adjective, adverb, verb, conjunction, phrase, clause, participle, or even a whole sentence.


An adverb is a word that modifies every part of speech except an interjection.

There are some examples given below wherein an adverb is shown modifying many grammar members. They will help you understand the adverbs functionalities easily.

Although the action to modify a noun or a pronoun is generally performed by an adjective yet the adverbs can also act out the same work efficiently.

    è Adverbs with nouns

Even Rakesh knows about the hidden technical mysteries.

Only Neha can dare to go against the higher authorities for the truth.

    è Adverbs with pronouns

At least they didn’t leave my because of my repulsive behavior.

She had almost left me for what I did without informing her.

Did you get what is adverb with examples? I hope that you can easily get it with the above shown examples that had italic effects to find out the adverbs words.

There are severable adverbs that are used to define a noun or a pronoun. These are even, only, every, at least, almost, etc.

    è Adverbs with adjectives

This is a very beautiful scenery.

The boss is always right.

    è Adverbs with Adverbs

Here an adverb defines another adverb.

She speaks English quite fluently and clearly.

Bharti sings extremely well.

    è Adverbs with Verbs

She uses online tools to complete her assigned work smartly.

They write neatly in the examination.

    è Adverbs with Sentences

Unfortunately I failed to act upon my responsibilities.

They tried their best to prove us guilty evidently.

    è Adverbs with Phrases

Shivgami ordered Devsena to be adorned all in gold.

Katappa was sitting close beside the king.

    è Adverbs with Prepositions

I reached at the railway station long before the time.

The people had passed right through a dense forest.

    è Adverbs with Participles

APJ was rather a motivated person.

Amazon comes up with extremely exciting offers on festivals.

    è Adverbs with Conjunctions        

I love her simply because is out of my expectations.

He came just after I had left office.

The italic words in the above sentences are adverb examples and show how you can use these adverbs in various grammar branches.

[Classification of Adverbs]

There are three types of adverbs in English Grammar.

        1.    Simple/ Independent Adverbs

        2.    Relative Adverbs

        3.    Interrogative Adverbs

Now let’s learn these adverbs easily with the help of adverbs examples and detailed explanation.

1.    (Simple/ Independent Adverbs)

Simple adverbs:- these adverbs modify some words which could be a verb, an adjective or an adverb. These are called independent adverbs.

You can categorize the simple adverbs into several parts.

        1.    Adverbs of Time :- today, tomorrow, yesterday, last month, last year, ago, at present, presently, shortly, directly, late, lately, recently and so far , for, since and earlier etc.


                              I.          Today the weather is mild and partially sunny.

                            II.          I have resigned my current job and applied for a new one recently.

                          III.          My brother is coming to Delhi tomorrow.

                          IV.          I had fear of english language earlier.


        2.    Adverbs of Place :-  here, there, in, out, away, indoors, near, outdoors, upstairs, downstairs, far, outside etc.

                          I.          People waste their time searching for nothing here and there.

                        II.          I ran upstairs before my father entered home.

                      III.          The teacher came out to see how the weather was.


        3.    Adverbs of Number: - once, twice, thrice and hundred times.

                          I.          The officer commanded a thousand times, but nobody obeyed him.

                        II.          I eat thrice a day.

                      III.          We must brush our teeth twice a day.


        4.    Adverbs of Frequency: - seldom, never, always, scarcely, rarely, occasionally, sometime, weekly, annually, every day, often, usually, normally, always, frequently, daily).


                          I.          I never tell her lies about my life.

                        II.          People usually talk to you when they need your help.

                      III.          Barking dogs seldom bite.


        5.    Adverbs of quantity: - too, much, very, quite, enough, completely, wholly, partially, fairly, rather, far, etc.


                I.          This question is too lengthy to be answered in a line.

              II.          She looks so beautiful in white.

            III.          I would rather die than beg for my life.


        6.    Adverbs of less intensity: - hardly, barely, somewhat, really etc.

                I.          I hardly learnt to write and speak.

              II.          She really wants to help interested people to master communication skill.

            III.          They were somewhat busy with their work at night.


        7.    Adverbs of results / Effects:- so, so…that, such… that etc.

                I.          He ran so fast that none could even touch her shadow.

              II.          You are such an intelligent boy that can easily clear IIT entrance test at once.


        8.    Adverbs of Affirmation or Negation:- yes, no, surely, certainly, not etc.

                I.          Yes, we like going to school regularly.

              II.          He will surely get a new job in IT sector.

            III.          I asked my teacher if I could go out but he said no.


        9.    Adverbs of Extent:- as far as, so far as.

                I.          As far as I am concerned this movie would hit the jackpot.

              II.          We can go as far as our spiritual power takes us.


        10.Adverbs of reason:- therefore, hence etc.

               I.          Sonu was out of town hence he couldn’t come call on me.

             II.          Knowing that he is in hospital therefore I went to meet him.


        11.Adverbs of comparison:- as, so, than, no less than, no more than etc.

             I.          I like her no less than my own life.

          II.          Lt. Captain Vikram Batra was braver than I knew about his adventurous missions.

         III.          You are as important as oxygen in my life to make it alive.


        12.Adverbs of manner:- fast, deliciously, beautifully, smartly, intelligently, happily, freely.

          I.          She doesn’t like cooking but will try for me willingly.

        II.          Under the constitutional act 13 section ‘A’ provides a right to the people of India to freely stroll across the country.

       III.          She works smartly and uses her comprehension to conceive arduous tasks of search engine optimization.

The first type of adverbs with its different parts are shared with adverb examples sentences and detailed explanation. In case you still have any doubt in it kindly let us know in the comment box. Your feedback is highly valuable for you and helps us serve you better.

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