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Past to Present


Abilities - Responsibilities

Asking Questions

Choosing the Right Phrase

Combining Verbs

Explaining Ideas

Describing Your World

Complex Ideas

Relating Ideas, People, Objects

Speaking about Objects

Wondering about Situations

Describing an Action


Adverbs provide additional information about an action. To form most adverbs, add '-ly' to the adjective. There are five types of adverbs:

Adverbs of Manner

Adverbs of manner describe how something is done. Adverbs of manner are usually placed after the verb or at the end of a sentence.


Mr. Stevens' investments increased slowly but steadily.

The stock dividend increased gradually.

The loan company suddenly added a surcharge to the transaction.

Adverbs of Time

Adverbs of time tell us the exact time something takes place. Adverbs of time are usually placed at the end of a sentence.


He's visiting debtor counseling next Wednesday.

We are shipping the raw materials on Thursday.

Tom will deposit the check in to the correspondent bank next week.

Adverbs of Frequency

Adverbs of frequency provide information on how often something is done. Adverbs of frequency are place directly before the principal verb. Adverbs of frequency follow the verb 'to be'.


I am absolutely fascinated with real estate.

Clients usually overlook short-term debt.

Mary will make weekly payments on her bank loan.

Adverbs of Degree

Adverbs of degree tell us how much of something is done. Adverbs of degree are usually placed before the principal verb or before the adjective or adverb they modify.


They badly need the raw materials.

Our company is entirely prepared for the tax audit.