An Adverb is a word which modifies the verb, adjective, or another adverb. Usually, it answers the question “How?”

It is divided into seven classes.

  • Adverbs of Time
  • Adverbs of Frequency
  • Adverbs of Place
  • Adverbs of Manner
  • Adverbs of Degree or Adverbs of Quantity
  • Adverbs of Affirmation and Negation
  • Adverbs of Reason
  1. Adverbs of Time denote the time of occurrence. It answers the question” When?”

                For E.g.: - He comes here daily.

 I met him yesterday.

  1. Adverbs of Frequency denote rate of occurrence. It answers the question “How often?”

               For E.g.: - He always visits the club.

I have not seen him once.

  1. Adverbs of Place denote the place of occurrence. It answers the question “Where?”

                For E.g.: - My uncle is out.

Come in.

The boy went up.

  1. Adverbs of Manner denote the way it occurred. It answers the question “How? Or In what manner?”

                 For E.g.: - The soldiers fought bravely.

The story was well-written.

                Mostly they are derived from Adjectives and adds suffix “-ly”.


  1. Adverbs of Degree or Adverbs of Quantity denote the intensity or the amount affected. It answers the questions “How much; In what degree? Or To what extent?”

                    For E.g.: -  I am so glad

It is very stormy night.

  1. Adverbs of Affirmation and Negation denotes the positive as well as negative meaning in a sentence.

                  For E.g.: - Definitely you are invited.

                                       They hardly accept the hard copy.

  1. Adverbs of Reason denote the purpose of action.

                     For E.g.: - The boy is sick and therefore he is unable to attend school.

On account of rain the match was postponed

Following are the few solved examples identifying types of Adverbs used.

  1. Are you quite sure?

              Quite -  Adverb of Degree

  1. Her son is out in China.

              Out -  Adverb of Place

  1. He always tries to do his best.

              Always - Adverb of Frequency

  1. Wasted time never returns

              Nevern - Adverb of Time 

  1. The child played happily.

              Happily - Adverb of Manner.

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