1. An ADVERB modifies a verb, adjective, another adverb, a verbal, a preposition, or a conjunction.
- She sings BEAUTIFULLY. (Beautifully modifies the verb Sings.)
- He is a VERY great man. (Very modifies the adjective Great.)
- She smiled RATHER shyly. (Rather modifies the adverb Shyly.)
- By working FAITHFULLY, he won success. (Faithfully modifies the gerund Working.)
- The little girl, smiling HAPPILY, ran to meet her mother. (Happily modifies the participle Smiling.)
- She has learned to sing MELODIOUSLY. (Melodiously modifies the infinitive To Sing.)
- She came JUST before I left. (Just modifies the conjunction Before.)
2. Adverbs are divided into three classes. SIMPLE, INTERROGATIVE, and CONJUNCTION.
a.) A SIMPLE ADVERB is a simple modifier.
- She spoke KINDLY.
b.) An INTERROGATIVE ADVERB is used in asking questions.
- WHERE have you been?
c.) A CONJUNCTIVE ADVERB, also called as Relative Pronoun, is a modifier which is used to connect clauses.
- I did not see you WHEN I came in.
- WHILE I was cooking, the guests arrived.
- I parked the car WHERE the shade was.
Find the adverbs in each sentence below.
1.) I was told to quietly leave the room.
2.) How did she survive the accident?
3.) We run a very big business in the city.
4.) Antonio has surely done an excellent job on the construction of the building.
5.) When the game was finally over, I left the stadium.
6.) Your narration of the accident really sounded very good.
7.) Justin found the book where I left it.
8.) As soon as mother arrived, father left.
9.) We greeted them when they entered the hall.
10.) This bread is too hard to be eaten.
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