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Hey there, in this lesson, I am going to teach you
all about adverbs.
You will learn what is an adverb,
what are the different types of adverbs and
how to use adverbs correctly.
We will focus on avoiding common mistakes in two areas
comparative and superlative forms and then
the very important topic, putting adverbs in the correct
position in a sentence. So let’s start.
Before we begin, as always,
if you have any questions at all,
just let me know in the comments section below,
and I will talk to you there.
Alright, so to start, let me ask you a question
what is an adverb? Some people say adverbs
are like adjectives – you know adjectives
(words like good, bad, beautiful, tall, short etc.)
they give information about nouns.
So people say adverbs give information about verbs.
Well, that’s only half-correct.
Because adverbs are very talented words
they can give us information about verbs
but they can also give us information about adjectives,
other adverbs and even about whole sentences.
Now adverbs are all around us – words like slowly,
unfortunately, very, enough, tomorrow, however, always
and so on and so forth.
I’m sure you use adverbs all the time.
But why do we use them?
Well we use adverbs because they answer some
important questions about our sentences
questions like when, where, how, how much, how often etc.
Take a look at these examples: in number one,
‘He ate the sandwich quickly’ – ‘quickly’ is the adverb
it gives information about the verb ‘ate’
how did he eat the sandwich? He ate it quickly.
In number two, how beautiful is Tami in that dress?
She is really beautiful (it means very beautiful).
So the adverb ‘really’ modifies the adjective ‘beautiful’
that means it gives information about the adjective.
In number three, we have an adverb of place.
Can you identify it? It’s the word ‘here’ which
gives us the answer to the question ‘where’.
In number four, we have an adverb of time – which is it?
It’s ‘yesterday’ and it tells us when.
And in number five, can you identify the adverb?
The adverb is the word ‘sometimes’ which answers
the question ‘How often’ – How often do I drink coffee?
Every morning? No, only sometimes.
So here you see all the different things
that adverbs can do. And based on these functions
(or the different jobs that they do),
adverbs are divided into five common types.
Let’s talk about that.
OK, adverbs are usually classified as adverbs of manner,
degree, place, time and frequency. Adverbs of manner
tell us how (that is, in what way an action happens).
Adverbs of degreetell us how much (very good,
really strong and so on). Adverbs of placeand time
tell us where and when. Adverbs of frequency tell us
how often (always, never, sometimes and etc.).
Now there are also many other types such as adverbs
of opinion – ‘fortunately’, ‘personally’, ‘sadly’ etc.
these help us to express our point of view,
and there are also connecting or linking adverbs like
‘moreover’, ‘however’, ‘on the other hand’, ‘therefore’ etc.
But the most important adverbs for us
are the five that we discussed.
OK, at this point, I want to give you
an important tip about words that end with ‘ly’
When you say adverb, people generally think of words like
slowly, quickly, happily, sadly, quietly, loudly and so on.
So it’s easy to think that all adverbs end with ‘ly’.
But this is not true. In this chart,
you can see many examples of adverbs that have this ending.
Also, there are many adjectives that end with ‘ly’
words like friendly (like She’s a friendly person) or
lovely (what a lovely bouquet – that’s a bunch of flowers)
these are adjectives, not adverbs. So remember:
many adverbs don’t end with ‘ly’ and some words
that end with ‘ly’ can be adjectives.
So, now, before we go any further, I want to give you
a quick test and check if
you can identify adverbs correctly.