What is Adverb? Types of Adverbs and Examples

What is Adverb? Types of Adverbs and Examples


Adverbs, verbs, or predicates that you often come across in sentences in English characterize the situation, tense, or few-many. Some adverbs are the same as adjectives, and some words need to be added to the end to make them adverbs.

Types of Adverbs

  • Conjunctive adverbs
  • Adverbs of frequency
  • Adverbs of time
  • Adverbs of manner
  • Adverbs of degree
  • Adverbs of place

What Should You Do to Make an Adjective an Adverb?

Sometimes you need to add “-ly” to turn an adjective into an adverb, and sometimes you don’t need to add anything at all. Let’s look at this issue in more detail.

Adverbs Made by Adding “-ly” to the End of Adjectives

Adding “-ly” to the end of adjectives is the most common way to make adverbs in English. For example, the word Hard is an adjective and makes a word special, while the word Hardly is an adverb and makes the verb more special. In some cases, it may be possible for the last letter of the adjective to be dropped, the letter “-e” in the adjective True falls when the suffix “-ly” is added to form an envelope in the form of Truly.

Here are 98 Adverbs Word List Ending -LY

You are the excellent person we could find for this job. (The word excellent is used as an adjective in this sentence.)

You are the only person who can do this job excellently. (Excellent sentence has become an adverb by taking the suffix “-ly” and is used as an adverb excellently.)

Some Adjectives Can Be Used Instead of Adverbs Without Adding Any Supplements

Some adjectives in English can be used as adverbs without any changes. We have prepared a small table with these adjectives for you:


Rabbits are very fast animals. (The word fast used here is an adjective as it describes a rabbit.)

Rabbits run very fast, so you can’t catch them. (The word fast, which describes how the rabbit runs, is used without any additions, and this usage is completely correct.)


What are Adverbs of Frequency?

Adverbs of frequency, which are used to describe how often actions take place, are adverbs that are used so frequently that you can almost encounter them in every English sentence. Adverbs of frequency are all adverbs used after the subject, and this rule rarely changes according to the structure of the sentence and the adverb of frequency used in the sentence. There are six adverbs of frequency in total in English, we can tabulate these adverbs with examples, their frequencies, and their meanings as follows:

%100AlwaysYou always want to play games or get attention from me while I’m studying or busy at work.
%90UsuallyI usually eat popcorns for a snack before my dinner.
%80Normally / GenerallyI normally go to work on foot.
%70Often / FrequentlyI frequently watch TV series.
%50SometimesI sometimes read a book.
%30OccasionallyI occasionally drink alcohol because I care about my health.
%10SeldomI seldom drink cola and soda.
%5Hardly Ever / RarelyI hardly ever smoke, I smoke only if I drink alcohol.
%0NeverI never drink vodka, it tastes bad for me.