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.
The customers run quickly to the disabled access door.
The wait person listens attentively.
We explore the campground thoroughly.
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.
Business acquaintances call during lunch.
The average meal cost will increase next year.
He'll study culinary arts next semester.
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'.
They often sell luxury properties in New York.
The hairnet often stops her hair from getting into the soup.
We always use fresh ingredients in our desserts.
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 completely thrilled by his problem-solving skills.
Italian cuisine completely dominated the menu.