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An adverb can modify a verb, an adjective. An adverb indicates manner, time, place, cause, or degree and tries to answer questions such as “how,” “when,” “where,” “how much”.

Some adverbs are easily identifiable by their characteristic “ly” suffix; others are required to be identified by untangling the grammatical relationships within the sentence as a whole. 


Example :

  1. Dennis is thinking quietly.
  2. The ball is rolling slowly.
    In the above examples, ‘quietly’ and ‘slowly’ are the adverbs qualifying the verbs ‘thinking’ and ‘rolling’ respectively.
  3. Nayani is wearing a bright red shirt.

Here ‘bright’ is an adverb qualifying the adjective ‘red’.

Types of Adverbs

Conjunctive Adverbs

A conjunctive adverb joins two clauses together. Some of the most commonly used conjunctive adverbs are “consequently,” “finally,” “furthermore,” “hence,” “however,” “incidentally,” “likewise,” “meanwhile,” “nevertheless,” “next,” “nonetheless,” “otherwise,” “then,” “therefore,” and “thus.” However, a conjunctive adverb is not strong enough to join two independent clauses without the aid of a semicolon.

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