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Glossary :: Grammar

 

Adverbs

 

The part of a sentence which describes a verb, adjective, or even another adverb is called Adverb. An adverb answers questions such as Where? When? How? Etc. identifying adverbs in a sentence is easy; they usually end with "ly".   

 

quickly, finally, happily are all examples of common adverbs.

 

We finally closed the deal.

 

There are different types of adverbs: adverb of degree, adverb of time, frequency adverb, comparative adverb and adverb of manner.

 

As mentioned earlier, adverbs describe other parts of a sentence; for example, here is a short list of adverbs describing the way someone talks: silently, quickly, slowly, fast, loudly.

 

By using adverbs in your writing, you enrich your sentences, transforming them more accurate, descriptive and appealing, while helping your readers to understand exactly what you intend to say.

 

Many people tend to forget the difference between adverbs and adjectives. Use adverbs in order to describe verbs, adjectives, and other adverbs. On the other hand, use adjectives in order to describe nouns.

 

Conjunctive Adverb

This type of adverb is used in order to link two clauses, however it requires using a semicolon. Here are some examples of common conjunctive adverbs: otherwise, instead, however and nevertheless.

 

Here is an example for a common conjunctive adverb:

It was already dark and cold outside; therefore, I decided to stay at home.

 

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