What are adverbs?
An adverb is a word or a group of words that are used to help define the action of the verb. Adverbs can also be used to define adjectives, or other adverbs.
How to tell if a word is an adverb?
A word is an adverb if it answers one of the three questions, when, where or how.
|Examples of English Adverbs that state when, where and how |
|When |Where |How |
|I have to study today. |I like to read under the trees |I should exercise carefully.|
| |in the park. | |
|My mother always listens to |Our teacher rarely gives us a |My brother study very hard |
|the radio. |lot of worksheets to do. |for all his exams. |
|Our teacher is really good |We learned to play the piano |The students and teachers |
|this year. |quickly. We had a really good |work closely on the project.|
| |teacher. | |
In most cases adverbs are created by added -ly to the end of an adjective. Some common adverbs are quietly, quickly, beautifully etc.
Spelling rules of adverbs:
Adjectives that end in y - change the -i to -y as easy-easily, happy-happily
1. Adjectives ending -y change to -ily; lucky-luckily
2. Adjectives ending -ble only -y is added; present -presentably, respectable -respectably.
What are frequency adverbs?
Frequency adverbs are adverbs that state how often something happens or someone does something.
What is the grammatical structure frequency adverbs?
In geranal requencey adverbs are used just like any other adverb. They come before the main verb, except if the main verb is the verb "to be" then adverbs comes after the verb.
Below is a chart a frequency...