Wednesday, December 04, 2013
The Rules of Writing-Parts of Speech-Adverb 2
By OFW chief editor:
Carlos J Cortes And Renée Miller
Published: May 29, 2013
Are there different types of adverbs?
Yes, to indicate manner, place, time, frequency, or degree among others, and often answering questions such as how, when, where, or how much.
Adverbs of manner
These answer the question, how?
John plays the piano beautifully.
Mary bakes well.
John must drive his motorbike carefully.
Adverbs of place
These answer the question, where?
We saw Mary there.
We were waiting here.
We looked everywhere.
Have you seen my glasses anywhere?
I’m sure I left them somewhere.
Adverbs of time
These answer the question, when?
Afterward we decided to go by train.
I’ve played that game before.
We haven’t started baking yet.
She is still a teenager.
Adverbs of frequency
These answer the question, how many times?
She’s always honest.
They sometimes spend Sunday singing with the choir.
I have often wondered about the gender of the angels.
John never has any trouble with his neighbors.
Adverbs of degree
These answer the question, to what extent?
The bottle is almost full.
I quite understand your concern.
We had almost reached the crossing when the train thundered by.
I am just beginning macramé lessons.
To join clauses we use conjunctive adverbs: also, consequently, finally, furthermore, hence, however, incidentally, indeed, instead, likewise, meanwhile, nevertheless, next, nonetheless, otherwise, still, then, therefore, and thus.
enee Miller & Carlos Cortes
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