Adverbs

by Pooja Khurana 23-Nov-16

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Adverb is a word that depicts a verb, adjectives or another adverb. An adverb lets us know when, where, how, in what way, or to what degree an activity is performed.

e.g.
He eats fast.
He is quite intelligent boy.

Take note of: An Adverb can qualify not just individual words, but a whole emphatic sentence. For this situation, it must stand first in the sentence.

e.g.
Fortunately, I got away.
Sadly, the hoodlum was not got.

Forms of Adverbs

i) Simple
ii) Interrogative
iii) Relative


1) Simple Adverbs: Simple adverbs are utilized to change the importance of a verb, a descriptive word or an intensifier. This can be recognized from each other by their implications.

e.g.
He will soon arrive
We should rest here
He frequently goes for morning walk
She talks boisterously
He is completely arranged


2) Interrogative Adverbs: Interrogative Adverbs are utilized for making inquiries.

e.g.
To what extent will you stay here?
Where did you stop?
How many people going to the meeting?
What's going on with you?
Why did you do this?

Take note of: Adverb how is at times utilized as a part of an exclamatory sense:

e.g.
How decent of you to help me!
What an excellent blossom it is!


3) Relative Adverbs: Relative Adverbs are the same in shape as interrogative verb modifier, yet as opposed to making inquiry they combine two sentences.

e.g.
This is where we work.
Tell us when you will clear out.


Some More Examples:

1. It is raining heavily
2. You are completely wrong
3. He comes here now and then
4. Meenakshi speaks English fluently
5. I often go there
6. He spoke clearly
7. He finished his work patiently
8. The story is very interesting
9. I bore my troubles cheerfully
10. This book is very useful



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