Just like adjectives, adverbs are also used to describe words, but the difference is that adverbs describe adjectives, verbs, or another adverb.
Type Of Adverb
- Adverb of Manner – this refers to how something happens or how an action is done.
Example: Annie danced gracefully.
The word “gracefully” tells how Annie danced.
- Adverb of Time – this states “when” something happens or “when” it is done.
Example: She came yesterday.
The italicized word tells when she “came.”
- Adverb of Place – this tells something about “where” something happens or ”where” something is done.
Example: Of course, I looked everywhere!
The adverb “everywhere” tells where I “looked.”
- Adverb of Degree – this states the intensity or the degree to which a specific thing happens or is done.
Example: The child is very talented.
The italicized adverb answers the question, “To what degree is the child talented?”