The Adverbs

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The Adverbs are the words which modify the meaning of an adjective, a verb or another adverb.


Rajan walks fast.


In this sentence the word FAST modifies the verb WALKS to indicate the manner of the walking.


Examples :


1. He is a very clever boy.

2. He gets up early in the morning.

3. Raju never listens to me.


Kinds of Adverbs :


The adverbs are of the following kinds.


1. Adverbs of Manner - answers the question how?


2. Adverbs of Time - answers the questions when?


3. Adverbs of Place - answers the question where?


4. Adverbs of Frequency - answers the question how often?


5. Adverb of Degree - answers the question how much or in what Degree or to what extent


6. Interrogative Adverbs - are used to ask questions


7. Adverbs of Reason - express the reason or purpose or cause.


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