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Grade 6
Aug 27, 2022


An adverb is a word or a bunch of words that alter action words, adjectives, and other adverbs. It portrays when, where, and how an activity is performed or shows the quality or level of the activity. 

Numerous adverbs end in “- ly”- 


  1. Robin is always hungry for success. 
  1. I love her very much. 
  1. He is running fast. 
  1. Alex works hard. 
  1. He wrote that willingly. 

Types of Adverbs 

There are five types of adverbs: 

  1. Adverbs of manner 
  1. Adverbs of place 
  1. Adverbs of time 
  1. Adverbs of frequency 
  1. Adverbs of degree 

Adverbs of Manner 

It describes the manner or way in which something happens. They answer the question “how?”.  


Examples: (Verb +ly) Accidentally, bravely, courageously, equally, faithfully, gently, honestly, kindly, lazily, neatly, obediently, perfectly, politely, quickly, regularly, violently, wisely, etc. 

  • He speaks slowly. (How does he speak?) 
  • They helped us cheerfully. (How did they help us?) 
  • James Bond drives his cars fast. (How does James Bond drive his cars?) 

Adverbs of Place 

This portrays where something occurs. They answer the inquiry “where?”.  

Examples: Abroad, Across, Backwards, Beyond, Down, Everywhere, Here, In, Inside, Outside, There, and so on 

  • Please sit here. (Where should I sit?) 
  • They looked everywhere. (Where did they look?) 
  • Two cars were parked outside. (Where were two cars parked?) 

Adverbs of Time 

This describes the time that something happens. Adverbs of Time mainly modify verbs. They can answer the question “when?”.  




Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow, Later, Last year, Now 

How long: 

All morning, For hours, Since last week 

How often: 

Frequently, Never, Sometimes, Often, Annually 

  • He came yesterday. (When did he come?) 
  • I want it now. (When do I want it?) 

Adverbs of Frequency 

This depicts how regularly something happens, either in clear or endless terms. They can address the inquiry “how regularly?” (recurrence). 

Examples: Continuously, Annually, Constantly, Daily, Eventually, Ever, Frequently, Generally, Hourly, Monthly, Normally, Occasionally, Quarterly, Rarely, Regularly, Sometimes, Soon, Then, Today, Tonight, Weekly, Yesterday, etc. 

  • They deliver the newspaper daily. (How often do they deliver the newspaper?) 
  • We sometimes watch movies. (How often do we watch movies?) 

Adverbs of Degree 

Adverbs of Degree let us know the degree or extent to which something occurs. They answer “how much?” or “to what extent?” questions. 

Examples: Almost, Greatly, Hardly, Completely, Enormously, Quite, Scarcely, Somewhat, Terribly, Extremely, Fairly, Incredibly, Practically, Virtually, Absolutely, Enough, Fully, Barely, Deeply, etc. 

  • Mary is very beautiful. (To what degree is Mary beautiful? How beautiful is Mary?) 
  • He drove quite dangerously. (To what degree did he drive dangerously? How dangerously did he drive?) 
  • She entirely agrees with him. (How much does she agree with him?) 

Adverbs in Special Cases 

Other than adverbs with customary arrangement by attaching ‘- ly’, there are additionally some that have specific structures. Although these structures end in ‘- ly’ as well, they have something else entirely to their counterpart (either adjective word or adverb).  


  • fair  fairly: 
  • “The whole team have played fair.” 
  • “This task is fairly simple.” 
  • late → lately: 
  • “In late summer, we went hiking.” 
  • “Have you seen her lately?” 
  • free  freely: 
  • “The book is available free of cost.” 
  • “Travellers can move freely around the hotel complex to enjoy all leisure facilities.” 
  • high  highly: 
  • “Don’t throw the ball so high.” 
  • “Your help is highly appreciated.” 
  • most  mostly: 
  • “His second statement was the most convincing one.” 
  • “Tornados occur, but mostly in the east of the country.” 
  • near  nearly: 
  • “He works somewhere near.” 
  • “We have nearly finished.” 
  • pretty  prettily: 
  • “That phone costs pretty much.” 
  • “She always smiles prettily.” 
  • right  rightly: 
  • A bird is sitting right behind you.” 
  • “He usually remembers rightly.” 
  • hard → hardly: 
  • “Peter is a hard worker.” 
  • “Peter hardly works.” 
  • wrong  wrongly: 
  • “The students pronounce the word wrong.” 
  • “The man was wrongly imprisoned.” 
Types of Adverbs


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