“An adverb is a word used to qualify a Part of Speech except a noun or pronoun.” – C. Nesfield
“An adverb is a word which modifies the meaning of a Verb, an Adjective, or another Adverb.” – Wren & Martin
Adverbs are words that modify verbs, adjectives, or other adverbs of the same sentence. Adverbs can also modify a whole sentence, clause, or phrase. However, adverbs do not modify noun clause or noun phrase.
Examples of Adverbs:
- It is situated in Stockholm.
- I did not go there with her because I must attend a meeting here.
- He does not talk loudly to the person he respects.
- Alisha always behaves gently with her elders.
- I opened the door hurriedly.
- I saw you standing there exhaustingly.
- You needed someone badly to hold your hand.
- I ran to you when I was lonely.
- Before that, I was playing tennis on the lawn.
- She woke me up at around 9.45 AM but did not stay for long.
- Now I am going to her home.
- I wanted to go tomorrow but then I thought it would be better if I go today.
- When I reached her home, she was not there at that moment.
- But he is not doing well in the practice matches.
- He wants to completely devote all his effort to batting.
- He has the ability to come back strongly.
- When he stays in good form, he plays wonderfully.
- But I never went to America in my life.
- Although my father always tells me to do so I seldom go to the church.
- We go out to watch a movie every Saturday evening.