Kinds of Adverbs | CBSE Class 3 English Worksheets

Adverbs are words like kindly, gently, there and tomorrow. There are mainly three types of adverbs.

  1. Adverbs of time
  2. Adverbs of manner
  3. Adverbs of place

Adverbs of time

Adverbs of time tell us when the actions mentioned in the sentence take place.

Examples are: today, tomorrow, now, then, last month etc.

  • We are leaving tomorrow.
  • I want to go now.
  • We visited them last month.

Adverbs of manner

Adverbs of manner show the manner in which the actions are performed. Examples are: bravely, merrily, softly, loudly, silently, happily etc.

  • She sat there silently.
  • He laughed merrily.
  • Why are you shouting loudly?

Adverbs of place

Adverbs of place show where the actions take place.

  • It is raining outside.
  • The children are playing upstairs.
  • We have been living here for ten years.

Formation of adverbs

Manner adverbs are usually formed from adjectives. Most of them end in –ly. Examples are given below.

Kind (adjective) -> kindly (adverb)

Soft -> softly

Eager -> eagerly

Pleasant -> pleasantly

Brave -> bravely

Happy -> happily

Quiet -> quietly

Sad -> sadly

Slow -> slowly

Proud -> proudly

Light -> lightly

Rude -> rudely

Generous -> generously

Merry -> merrily

Easy -> easily

Lazy -> lazily

Neat -> neatly

Note that adjectives ending in ‘y’ form their adverbs by replacing the ‘y’ with ‘ily’.

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