An adverb is a word that gives more information about a verb.
For example: He shouts loudly.
The adverb "loudly" modifies the verb "shouts." It tells us how the man is shouting.
Adverbs tell us the following things:
- how an action occurs
- where an action occurs
- when an action occurs
- how often an action occurs
There are four types of adverbs: adverbs of manner, adverbs of place, adverbs of time, and adverbs of frequency.
Adverbs of Manner
Adverbs of manner describe how something happens.
- He was behaving badly.
- She cleaned her room completely.
Adverbs of Place
Adverbs of place describe where something happens.
- She is coming here.
- Someone is talking near me.
Adverbs of Time
Adverbs of time tell when something will happen.
- She's coming over soon.
- I saw my mom yesterday.
Adverbs of Frequency
Adverbs of frequency tell how often something occurs.
- I go to the gym daily.
- My dad frequently goes to that grocery store.