Important Notes of Adverb for IB ACIO and SSC CGL, CHSL, and other Exams

By Sachin Awasthi|Updated : January 20th, 2021

Here are some very Important Study Notes on Adverbs and its Usage which will help you improve your English. These notes will help you know the usage & different types of verb. 
An adverb is a word that modifies (describes) a verb (he sings loudly), an adjective (very tall), another adverb (ended too quickly), or even a whole sentence (Fortunately, I had brought an umbrella). Adverbs often end in -ly, but some (such as fast) look exactly the same as their adjective counterparts.

Here are some very Important Study Notes on Adverbs and its Usage which will help you improve your English. These notes will help you know the usage & different types of verb. 
An adverb is a word that modifies (describes) a verb (he sings loudly), an adjective (very tall), another adverb (ended too quickly), or even a whole sentence (Fortunately, I had brought an umbrella). Adverbs often end in -ly, but some (such as fast) look exactly the same as their adjective counterparts.

An adverb adds more to the meaning of a verb, an adjective or another adverb.

  • I called you last night. (called = verb; last night = adverb)
  • Your dress is very beautiful. (beautiful = adjective; very = adverb)
  • The rain stopped quite suddenly. (suddenly = adverb; quite = adverb)

Types of Adverbs:

Adverb of Time – This shows when an action or something is done or happens. It answers the question “When?”
It is either placed at the beginning or at the end of a sentence.
Example:

  • I phoned you yesterday.
  • I saw her walking along the river last week.

Adverb of Place – This shows where an action or something is done or happens. It answers the question “Where?”

It is placed after the verb.
Example:

  • I live here.
  • He fell down.

Adverb of Manner – This shows how an action or something is done. It answers the question “How?”
It is usually placed just after the verb.
Example:

  • She sleeps soundly.
  • He drives quickly.

Adverb of Degree or Quantity – This answers the questions, “To what degree?” or “How much?”

It is usually placed before the adjective and the adverb.
Example:

  • It is too dark for us to see anything.
  • Last night it rained very heavily.

Adverb of Frequency – This answers the question “How often?”
Example:

  • He will never have finished in time.
  • We always go to school by bus.

Affirmative Adverb (yes) and Adverb of negation (No)
Example: yes, surely, certainly, indeed, by all means, no, not at all, by no means.

Interrogative Adverb (Question)
Example: When? Where? How? Why? How much/often?

Relative Adverb: when, where, how, why
These words are the same in form as Interrogative Adverbs, but they are not questions.
Example:

  • The time when he arrived.
  • The scene where the accident occurred.
  • He knows how to do it.
  • The reason why he left.

Comparison of Adverbs:

Similar to the comparison of adjectives, adverbs have three degrees of comparison – the Positive, the Comparative and the Superlative. Most adverbs which end in ‘-ly’ form the Comparative with ‘more’ and the Superlative with ‘most’.

Notes on Adverb and its Usage

We hope that the points in the above article would have built a strong base of the Usage of Adverbs and would have cleared the doubts regarding the topic.

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