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.
We explore the campground thoroughly.
He relies strongly on self-discipline.
He treats the decor carefully.
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'll study culinary arts next semester.
The average meal cost will increase next year.
The front office manager will be laid off after we fire his secretary.
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'.
We often chose to see movies at the drive-in.
They often sell luxury properties in New York.
Documented food service policy rarely includes nutritional information.
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.
The rolls and breads were partially finished.
I was slightly frightened when the convenience store was robbed.
The first two batches nearly used all of our flour.