Concept of Adverb - English Grammar
Posted on: 2015-05-26 Posted by: CLAT Gurukul Category: Archive Blog
Adverb An adverb is a part of speech used mainly to modify verbs, adjectives and other adverbs. Adverbs describe how, where or when. Adverbs are formed in different ways:
- Some common adverbs have no suffixes, as in: here/there, now, well, just.
- Most adverbs are formed from adjectives by the addition of the ending “-ly” (as in suddenly, playfully, interestingly) or “-ally” after words in -ic (as in, automatically).
- Some adverbs are formed from nouns in combination with other suffixes: -wise (as in, clockwise, lengthwise) and -ward(s) (as in, northwards, westwards, skyward).
- Some adverbs can qualify other adverbs (the most common are intensifiers, such as very, as in “very quick”). Some adverbs have the same form as their adjective counterpart, e.g., fast, long, first.
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