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
- She walked slowly. (The adverb slowly modifies the verb
- He talked politely. (The adverb politely modifies the verb
Sometimes adverbs modify adjectives.
It was a very important question. (The adverb very modifies the
- You are so sweet. (The adverb so modifies the adjective
Adverbs can also modify other adverbs.
He walked very slowly. (The adverb very modifies the adverb
- She sang extremely well. (The adverb extremely modifies the
Sections in this article
Position of adverbs
Comparison of adverbs
Position of frequency adverbs
Identifying relative clauses
Omission of relative pronouns