Adverbs are used to modify or describe verbs, adjectives and other adverbs in a sentence.
Look at the following sentences.
• He walks slowly.
• He is very intelligent.
• The race finished too quickly.
In the first sentence, the adverb ‘slowly’ is describing the verb ‘walks’, in the second sentence, the adverb ‘very’ is describing the adjective ‘intelligent’ and in the third sentence the adverb ‘too’ is describing the adverb ‘quickly’.
Types of adverbs
1. Adverb of manner
2. Adverb of time
3. Adverb of place
4. Adverb of degree
5. Adverb of frequency
Today, we will learn ‘adverb of manner and adverb of degree’.
Adverb of manner: An adverb of manner describes the way or manner in which something happens, happened, or will happen. Adverbs of manner respond to the question "How?" by describing how something is done or occurs. This includes words like slowly, loudly, and quickly.
• They are singing loudly.
• Elderly people drive slowly.
• You speak English fluently.
• Try to do it carefully.
Adverb of degree: Adverbs of degree tell us about the intensity of something. The words "too", "enough", "very", and "extremely" are examples of adverbs of degree.
• The water is extremely hot.
• You are running too slowly.
• The movie is very interesting.
Identify the adverb in the following sentences.
1. The old man walked away.
2. She is trying to be extremely helpful.
3. He gets up early.
4. She could hardly move her legs.
5. Jenny was not fond of flowers, especially rose.
6. He was trying hard to cope with the situation.
7. I never watch horror movies.
8. They embraced each other warmly.
9. Don’t you ever get tired?
10. He coughed loudly to attract her attention.