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 toxic by-product is stored safely.
I painstakingly calculated the quality of output ratio.
The product passes quickly through quality control.
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.
The supplier is assessing chargeback costs next Thursday.
She is measuring and capturing the catch-weight of our cheese units next Wednesday.
We'll shrink the quantity on order during the next fiscal year.
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 rarely bothered to take a randomized sample.
The realtor often uses the distance to the bottom of the roof trusses to calculate clear height.
That specialty shop never produces products that could be considered commodities.
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 RFID chip completely failed to transmit the data to the RFID receiver
I was strangely pleased with the computer-designed surrogate.
I was somewhat sick of working in research and development.