Definition of Adverb: An adverb is a word used to qualify any parts of speech except noun or pronoun. – J.C. Nesfield
Generally, an adverb can be classified in different ways:
- Adverb of Manner: Adverbs that describe the way people do things are called Adverbs of Manner.
Examples: Siam walks fast. Jariah speaks in a clear voice.
- Adverb of Time: Adverbs and adverb phrases that answer the question “when?” are called adverbs of Time.
Examples: He got up early in the morning. He will go to Cox’s Bazar tomorrow.
- Adverb of Place: Some adverbs and adverb phrases that answer the question “where?” are called Adverbs of place.
Example: She went upstairs. Stand here.
- Adverb of Frequency: Some adverbs and adverb phrases that answer “how often” are called adverbs of frequency.
Examples: He comes here twice a week. She is a regular student.
- Adverb of Degree: Some adverbs and adverb phrases that answer “how much” are called adverbs of frequency.
Example: I am quite happy. The mangoes are almost ripe.
- Adverb of Order
- Adverb of Cause and Effect