English Adverbs

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Adverbs


In English an adverb is a part of speech. It is any word that modifies any other part of language: verbs, adjectives (including numbers), clauses, sentences and other adverbs, except for nouns; modifiers of nouns are primarily determiners and adjectives.
Adverbs typically answer questions such as how?" (or "in what way?), when?, where?, why? and to what extent?. In English, they often end in -ly. When they answer how it is usually in what way. When they answer when it is usually a date or a word such as yesterday or today. When they answer why it is usually an explanation of a problem, issue, or situatiuon usually ending after because. When they answer where it usually states a place.
This function is called the adverbial function, and is realized not just by single words (i.e., adverbs) but by adverbial phrases and adverbial clauses.
An adverb as an adverbial may be a sentence element in its own right. Example:

  • They treated her well. (SUBJECT)
  • Alternatively, an adverb may be contained within a sentence element.
  • An extremely attractive man entered the room. (SUBJECT + ADVERBIAL + OBJECT)


More Examples


I almost drove into the river when I was texting and driving.

We should be treated equally as humans.

The professor briefly explained the history of American art.

The girl walked carefully across the dangerous bridge.

“I love you!” the boy shouted enthusiastically.

The queen elegantly held out her hand for the people to kiss.

“Give me all the toys!” the little boy said greedily.

Fortunately, we don’t have homework tonight.

My father reacted joyously when I told him about my new, high-paying job.

I nearly jumped out of the car when I saw the spider on the window.

The boy looks around shyly hoping that no one will look at him.

The rabbit quickly ran out of the woods and into the field.

Be sure to close the door tightly so the wind won’t blow in.

The mother repeatedly asked the boy to sit down in his chair.

“I ate the cookies,” the child said truthfully.

    

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