Grade 6, English Olympiad (CBSE) - Adverb 

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Grade 6  |   English  |   Adverb, Verbs and Adverbs, Olympiad, CBSE, ICSE, SOF, ITO

Adverbs

Dictionary Meaning:

A word or phrase that modifies the meaning of an adjective, verb or other adverbs, expressing manner, place, time, or degree (Eg. gently, here, now, very).

Or

A word adding information about an adjective, verb, or other adverbs.

 

In Simple Words:

An adverb is a word that describes or adds more information about an adjective, verb or other adverb and often used to show the degree, frequency, place, time, or manner. Example: almost, very, kindly, slowly, here, often, now, politically or fortunately, however, therefore, hence, suitably, consequently, insufficiently, additionally, etc.

An Adverb is used as under:

  • With a verb to say,
  1. How something happens, eg. He walks
  2. Where something happens, eg. She lives
  3. When something happens, eg. My Mom visited us yesterday.
  4. How often something happens, eg. We usually have a soft drink with snacks.

 

  • To Strengthen or weaken the meaning of,
  1. A Verb, eg. I really meant it. He almost fell asleep.
  2. An Adjective, eg. Shubha is very This dress is slightly better for you.
  3. Another Adverb, eg. It comes off terribly The boys nearly always get home late.

 

  • To add to the meaning of a whole sentence,

Luckily, no one was hurt.

Viraat is probably the best player.

 

Note:

  1. In writing or informal speech, it is incorrect to use an adjective instead of an adverb.

For Example: Do it properly and not Do it proper. We change an adjective to an adverb by adding –ly. In the above sentence, proper is an adjective and properly is an adverb.

 

  1. Many words are both an adjective and an adverb.

For Example: Adjective Adverb

A fast Horse. He ran fast.

A long time. Have you been here for long?

 

Following are the adverbs according to the degree, manner, frequency, time and place:

Degree

(How much?)

Manner

(How?)

Frequency

(How often?)

Time

(When?)

Place

(Where?)

Almost

Easily

Always

After

Away

Completely

Happily

Everyday

Before

Everywhere

Entirely

Loudly

Frequently

Early

Here

Little

Quickly

Never

Now

Home

Much

Quietly

Often

Since

Inside

Rather

Sadly

Once

Soon

Outside

Totally

Silently

Seldom

Today

Near

Very

Slowly

Sometimes

Yesterday

There

 

Nicely

Twice

Afterwards

Southward

 

Correctly

Annually

Lately

Northward

 

Beautifully

Constantly

Punctually

Above

 

Noisily

Daily

Already

Around

 

Reluctantly

Hourly

Again

Below

 

Musically

Monthly

Beforehand

Down

 

Anxiously

Occasionally

Never

Downstairs

 

Cautiously

Regularly

Recently

Up

 

Cheerfully

Repeatedly

Then

Wherever

 

Elegantly

Usually

Tomorrow

Behind

 

yearly

 

Beside

 


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