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.
Preferring to use computers on the bleeding edge meant that he purchased wildly.
The programmer quickly finds the bloatware.
The reciprocal link appears instantly.
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.
We're improving the refresh rate next week.
We're replacing the removable storage device next week.
We're updating the registry next Tuesday.
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'.
He rarely right clicks on the icon.
He rarely removes the bluetooth earpiece from his ear.
They frequently reset the bookmarks on the browser.
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.
I was completely asleep by the time the computer finished booting up.
I fully installed the new software before bouncing the workstation.
The system completely crashed and was only partially bootable.