Explain the types of adverbs, with the help of examples.

Difficulty: Medium

Kinds of Adverbs:

  1. Adverbs of Time:

I go to school daily

Get out immediately

I cannot do it just now

Never shall I believe you

Yesterday he was quite upset

Some of these Adverbs are”

Ever, never, now, then, since, ago, today, tomorrow. While

  1. Adverbs of Place:

Speak again and I shall turn you out

I shall stay here till you reach there

The crow is found everywhere

She stood above and threw the stone below

Some of these adverbs are:

In, out, within, without, above, below, inside, outside, far, near, forward, onward and elsewhere

  1. Adverbs of Quality or Manner:

They walked quickly

We marched slowly

Sadly and sorrowfully we laid him down

He did it very carefully

He talked wisely but acted foolishly

  1. Adverbs of Quantity:

Hardly had I finished the work when he came

I have partly believed it

He is quite right

I am very sorry

It is much better to leave him alone

Some of the Adverbs of this class are

Enough, little, much, nearly, quite, very, too, wholly, scarcely, nearly

  1. Numeral Adverbs:

I often meet him

They came to me twice

I did it seldom

You have disobeyed your teacher, secondly, you do admit your fault

Adverbs of this type are

First, secondly, thirdly, often, seldom, again, single

  1. Affirmative and Negative Adverbs:

Will you do me this favour? Yes, I will

Are you going to Karachi? No, I am not going the Indeed, he is to blame

Surely, he will keep me

I will certainly do it

Perhaps he may not like it

Adverts of this type are

Certainly, surely, perhaps, yes, no, not, by no means, indeed

  1. Interrogative Adverbs:

When will you leave?

How can you say that?

Why should I Submit it?

Where does he stay?

When, how, why, and where are interrogative. Adverbs when are used to ask questions.

  1. Relative Adverbs:

Everybody knows why he did this.

I shall go to the place where he stays.

We do not know when he may return.

I wonder how you will succeed.

He set fire to the house where his enemy lived.