An adverb is a word used to modify or describe verbs. These words are used to explain the manner in which an action takes place. It answers the “how” questions asked on the action, i.e., verbs.
Adverbs are used in many ways in sentences and can be found mentioned near the main verb of the sentence.
Important − One of the most confusing things about adverbs is that it can be formed by adding the letters “-ly” to adjectives. For example - simple becomes simply. However, the tricky part is that many adjectives also end with “ly” and many adverbs don’t use “ly” at all.
Examples of adverbs not using “ly”.
Examples of adjectives using “ly”.
1. Adverbs are also used to modify an adjective’s intensity.
2. Adverbs also tell us where the action happened.
3. Adverbs also tell us when or how often an action took place.
4. Many adverbs tell us the extent of the action.
5. Some adverbs operate purely as intensifiers.
6. Adverbs that tell how an action was done.