Types of Adverbs

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In today’s English class, we will be learning about Types of Adverbs

Let’s quickly refresh our memories. Remember we learned how adverbs play important roles in our last class. 

We talked about how adverbs are a major part of speech that we use to modify verbs, adjectives, clauses, and even other adverbs. 

However, we’ll be dwelling more on the types of Adverbs today. 

Types of Adverbs

The first type of Adverbs we’ll consider today is Conjunctive Adverbs

  •  Conjunctive Adverbs

Basically, a conjunctive adverb is an adverb that acts like a conjunction; a conjunctive adverb is used to connect two clauses or two sentences together. 

To better understand what a Conjunctive Adverb looks like let’s look at this example

  • I went to the store to buy new shoes. However, the store was already closed when I got there.

 

The speaker tells us that first, he/she went to the store

Secondly, the store was closed upon getting there. 

Whether or not we choose to join these sentences together, they can still stand apart. 

  •  Adverbs of Frequency

In this case, a number of adverbs are used to describe the frequency of an event. 

By doing so, these adverbs describe how often something happens. 

Let’s look at this person for instance and how often she does her things. 

  • Joy usually puts butter and tomatoes on her toast.

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  • Sometimes, she gets ice cream for her colleagues.

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  • Adverbs of Time

Some adverbs tell us when something happens. Adverbs of time include words that refer to specific times and more general time periods.

Let’s see how adverb of time is expressed in these sentences

  • My daughter hasn’t learned how to tie her shoes yet.

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  • Recently, my mom got a job as a consulting lecturer

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Adverbs of Degree

Unlike adverbs of time, adverbs of degree describe how deep an action or quality is. These adverbs are often used as intensifiers to describe adjectives and other adverbs.

Some examples of Adverbs of Degree found in sentences include:

  • I was extremely tired after today’s lesson

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  • The school was greatly built to accommodate students

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As expected, the adverbs of degree in the sentences are extremely, greatly  because they each showed how each person felt. 

Adverbs of Place

Adverbs of place simply tell you where something happens. 

Here are some examples of adverbs of place used in sentences

  • I can’t find my keys anywhere.
  • The lost travelers went north until they found a small town

It is important to always remember that each type of Adverb plays a unique role, but collectively they give meaning to verbs, adjectives and clauses like no other. 

Evaluation

List all the types of adverbs and describe each one

Reading Assignment

Identify the type of adverb used in the sentences below

She is going to see a doctor tomorrow.

  • My dog hasn’t visited the veterinarian yet.
  • Yesterday, we welcomed a new set of twins into my family. 

Weekend Assignment

What is an adverb

Construct five sentences containing an adverb and state two types of adverbs. 

If you have any questions, please let us know in the comment box and like an adverb, we’ll answer you ‘swiftly.’

 

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