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Grade 6
Aug 29, 2022

Adverbs often tell when, where, why or under what conditions something happens or the frequency at which action happens. 


  1. She arrived late
  1. The box is still below the stairs. 
  1. He drove too slowly

Types of Adverb 

  • Adverbs of manner  
  • Adverbs of place 
  • Adverbs of degree 
  • Adverbs of frequency 
  • Adverbs of time 
  • Adverb of purpose 
  • Adverbs of affirmation and negation 

Adverb of Manner:

An adverb of Manner tells how or in what manner an action is done. 


  • He looked nervously round the room. 
  • She listened politely

Adverb of Place:

Adverb of place shows the place where the action takes place. 



  • Today I lost my pen somewhere. 
  • Where is my school diary? 

Adverb of degree:

An adverb of degree shows the degree of the action of its verb. 


  • It is somewhat hot in here. 
  • He completely changed my career. 

Adverb of  frequency:

An adverb of number/frequency shows how often or how many times  
an action takes place. 


  • He is often  late for work. 
  • I occasionally eat junk food. 

Adverb of time :

Adverb of time shows the time when the action take place. 


  • I have been running for three hours
  • I will see you later

Adverb of Purpose:

An adverb of reason or cause shows the reason why the action is taken. 


Because I was sick, I stayed home. 

She leaves her office early, so that he could help his child with homework. 

Adverbs of affirmation and negation:

Which says yes if it is yes and no if it is no. 


We are definitely leaving tomorrow. 

I have never seen him. 



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