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Adroit Adverbs

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An adverb modifies or tells about:

An adverb can answer the question:
  • how?      (The king walked calmly to the throne.)
  • when?     (The guests arrived promptly at ten.)
  • where?    (The king's counselors stand near him.)
  • how often?   (The queen frequently advised the king.)
  • to what extent?  (The queen became quite distraught at his death.)

Some Common Adverbs

When?

  • today
  • soon
  • then
  • now
  • late
  • early
  • promptly
  • tomorrow
  • never

Where?  (Do they look like prepositions?)

  • in
  • up
  • near
  • here
  • out
  • there
  • around
  • inside
  • over

How? (Many are "ly" words)

  • slowly
  • quickly
  • easily
  • fast
  • hard
  • sadly
  • nicely
  • neatly
  • quietly

How Often?

  • daily
  • weekly
  • never
  • twice
  • yearly
  • often
  • always
  • frequently
  • once

To What Extent?

  • slightly
  • very
  • quite
  • almost
  • hardly
  • nearly
  • partly
  • too
  • greatly

Two things to note: