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What is an adverb?

An adverb can be added to a verb to modify its meaning. Usually, an adverb tells you when, where, how, in what manner, or to what extent an action is performed.
 
Where do I put the adverb?
 
The word order of the adverb is important as there are different kinds of adverbs and they go different places depending on the sentence.
  • Adverb of manner such as badly, slowly, well,rapidly, slowly, quickly,etc.
  • Adverb of place: here, there, etc.
  • Adverb of quantity: a bit, a lot, etc.
  • Adverb of time: today, everyday,now, then,yesterday, tomorrow, tonight.

Where not to put Adverbs

All adverbs go at the end of the sentence and they do not go between the verb and the object.
  • You speak English well.
  • You speak well English
  • They sell postcards here.
  • They sell here postcards
  • We liked the movie a lot.
  • We liked a lot the movie
  • He is leaving Japan today.
  • He is leaving today Japan

Some Adverbs of maner

accidentally
elegantly
hurriedly
promptly
softly
angrily
enormously
inadequately
punctually
solemnly
anxiously
enthusiastically
ingeniously
quickly
speedily
awkwardly
equally
innocently
quietly
stealthily
badly
eventually
inquisitively
rapidly
sternly
beautifully
exactly
irritably
rarely
straight
blindly
faithfully
joyously
really
stupidly
boldly
fast
justly
recklessly
successfully
bravely
fatally
kindly
regularly
suddenly
brightly
fiercely
lazily
reluctantly
suspiciously
busily
fondly
loosely
repeatedly
swiftly
calmly
foolishly
loudly
rightfully
tenderly
carefully
fortunately
madly
roughly
tensely
carelessly
frankly
mortally
rudely
thoughtfully
cautiously
frantically
mysteriously
sadly
tightly
cheerfully
generously
neatly
safely
truthfully
clearly
gently
nervously
selfishly
unexpectedly
closely
gladly
noisily
sensibly
victoriously
correctly
gracefully
obediently
seriously
violently
courageously
greedily
openly
sharply
vivaciously
cruelly
happily
painfully
shyly
warmly
daringly
hard
patiently
silently
weakly
deliberately
hastily
perfectly
sleepily
wearily
doubtfully
healthily
politely
slowly
well
eagerly
honestly
poorly
smoothly
wildly
easily
hungrily
powerfully
so
wisely

Time or frequency

Although time and frequency are related they use differnt sets of adverb modifiers.
  • He finished his work first.
  • I will come and visit you later.
  • Will you be in hostpital next week?
  • He is constantly working hard.
  • I will never visit you again.
  • She is in hostpital sometimes

Some Adverbs of Time

already
finally
late
recently
before
first
later
since
early
formerly
lately
soon
earlier
just
next
still
eventually
last
previously
yet

Some Adverbs of frequency

Always, constantly, ever, frequently, generally, infrequently, never, normally, occasionally, often, rarely, regularly, seldom, sometimes, regularly, usually.
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