Adverbs are words that modify verbs, adjectives, and other adverbs. You might be surprised at just how many words are actually adverbs. This is because there are several types of adverbs. Today, we’ve compiled a list of 100 adverbs (with examples) that you probably use all the time.
100 Adverbs By Type
Adverbs of Manner
These words describe the manner in which actions are performed:
Hoping I wouldn’t be late, I walked quickly to the bus stop.
Here are some examples of adverbs of manner:
Adverbs of Time or Frequency
Adverbs can be used to describe when or how often things happen. This can be specific or general:
The bus arrived late today.
Here are some examples of adverbs of time or frequency:
These words are adverbs that connect independent clauses. Usually, one clause provides more information about or impacts the meaning of the other:
I overslept; therefore, I didn’t have time to eat breakfast.
These words can be considered interrogative adverbs when used at the start of a sentence to ask a question, and they become relative adverbs when used to link nouns or pronouns with relative clauses:
Interrogative: Where is the professor?
Relative: We don’t know why the professor isn’t here yet.
Here are some examples of interrogative and relative adverbs:
This list has barely scratched the surface of the thousands of adverbs you use all the time. Hopefully, though, you now have a better idea of what adverbs are and how versatile they can be in the English language.
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