Tagged: adverbs

Comparison Of Adverbs

Descriptive adverbs have three degrees of comparison. These degrees are formed in different ways. One syllable adverbs form the comparative by adding –er. Add –est to form the superlative. Almost all the adverbs which are also used as adjectives belong to...

What Are Adverbs?

Adverbs are words like tomorrow, daily, badly, once and too. They tell us more about other words, especially verbs. The child smiled sweetly. (The adverb sweetly modifies the verb smiled.) She walked slowly. (The adverb slowly modifies the verb walked.) He talked politely. (The adverb...

Adverb Phrases

Adverb phrases are words or expressions that can be substituted for adverbs. An adverb phrase performs the same function as an adverb does. Examples are: very soon, rather hurriedly, with great pleasure etc. Read the following sentences: Susie drives carefully....

Formation Of Adverbs

Most adverbs are formed by adding –ly to an adjective. Examples are: able, ably; cheerful, cheerfully; wise, wisely; clever, cleverly; modest, modestly; kind, kindly; probable, probably, earnest, earnestly etc. He is a strange (adjective) person. He behaved strangely (adverb). She...

15 Grammar Terms You Should Know

1. Adjective An adjective is a word that describes a noun. For example, in ‘She is a beautiful girl’, the adjective beautiful describes the noun girl. 2. Adverb An adverb is a word used to say something about...

Adverbs With Two Forms

In some cases, the adverb may have two forms, one like the adjective and the other with -ly. There is usually a difference of meaning or use. Some examples are given below. Dead and...