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What is an Adverb

  • An adverb tells us more about a verb
  • An adverb describes or modifies the verb in some way
  • Many adverbs end with the suffix “ly” but not all.
  • Adverbs often tell us how something happened

What is an Adverb

Adverb Definition

Adverbs answer these questions

  • How
  • When
  • Where
  • To what extent
  • Why

Adverb Examples List

An adverb describes a verb, an adjective or another adverb, it tells us how, where, when, why and with what frequency. Here are some adverbs.

HOW WHERE WHEN
quickly
cheerfully
efficiently
painfully
easily
secretly
quietly
peacefully
cleverly
at the park
inside the bag
outside the shop
in the theater
on the desk
in the cupboard
at home
near the tree
on the farm
now
yesterday
in a minute
at night
at 5 o’clock
before sunset
soon
tomorrow
today

 

WHY FREQUENCY
because she was late
as everyone was asleep
because he was tired
as it was time to leave
because he couldn’t sleep
as they were hungry
because he turned too quickly
because it was her birthday
as Peter was very angry
often
sometimes
every week
monthly
always
never
hourly
seldom
frequently
annually

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List of Adverbs

Top 100

Top 100
not
also
very
often
however
too
usually
really
early
never
always
sometimes
together
likely
simply
generally
instead
actually
again
rather
almost
especially
ever
quickly
probably
already
below
directly
therefore
else
thus
easily
eventually
exactly
certainly
normally
currently
extremely
finally
constantly
properly
soon
specifically
ahead
daily
highly
immediately
relatively
slowly
fairly
primarily
completely
ultimately
widely
recently
seriously
frequently
fully
mostly
naturally
nearly
occasionally
carefully
clearly
essentially
possibly
slightly
somewhat
equally
greatly
necessarily
personally
rarely
regularly
similarly
basically
closely
effectively
initially
literally
mainly
merely
gently
hopefully
originally
roughly
significantly
totally
twice
elsewhere
everywhere
obviously
perfectly
physically
successfully
suddenly
truly
virtually
altogether
anyway

Top 100 +

Top 100+
automatically
deeply
definitely
deliberately
hardly
readily
terribly
unfortunately
forth
briefly
moreover
strongly
honestly
previously
as
there
when
how
so
up
out
no
only
well
then
first
where
why
now
around
once
down
off
here
tonight
away
today
far
quite
later
above
yet
maybe
otherwise
near
forward
somewhere
anywhere
please
forever
somehow
absolutely
abroad
yeah
nowhere
tomorrow
yesterday
the
to
in
on
by
more
about
such
through
new
just
any
each
much
before
between
free
right
best
since
both
sure
without
back
better
enough
lot
small
though
less
little
under
next
hard
real
left
least
short
last
within
along
lower
TRUE

Adverbs of Frequency

Always – Usually – Frequently – Often – Sometimes – Occasionally – Seldom – Rarely – Never

Adverbs of Frequency

Conjunctive Adverbs

accordingly – additionally – also – anyway – besides – certainly – comparatively – consequently – conversely – elsewhere – equally – finally – further – furthermore – hence – henceforth – however – incidentally – indeed – instead – likewise – meanwhile – moreover – namely – nevertheless – next – nonetheless – now – otherwise – rather – similarly – still -subsequently – then – thereafter – therefore – thus – undoubtedly – yet

Conjunctive Adverbs

List of Common Adverbs

A

abnormally
absentmindedly
accidentally
acidly
actually
adventurously
afterwards
almost
always
angrily
annually
anxiously
arrogantly
awkwardly

B

badly
bashfully
beautifully
bitterly
bleakly
blindly
blissfully
boastfully
boldly
bravely
briefly
brightly
briskly
broadly
busily

C

calmly
carefully
carelessly
cautiously
certainly
cheerfully
clearly
cleverly
closely
coaxingly
colorfully
commonly
continually
coolly
correctly
courageously
crossly
cruelly

curiously
D

daily
daintily
dearly
deceivingly
delightfully
deeply
defiantly
deliberately
delightfully
diligently
dimly
doubtfully
dreamily
E

easily
elegantly
energetically
enormously
enthusiastically
equally
especially
even
evenly
eventually
exactly
excitedly
extremely
F

fairly
faithfully
famously
far
fast
fatally
ferociously
fervently
fiercely
fondly
foolishly
fortunately
frankly
frantically
freely
frenetically
frightfully
fully
furiously
G

generally
generously
gently
gladly
gleefully
gracefully
gratefully
greatly
greedily
H

happily
hastily
healthily
heavily
helpfully
helplessly
highly
honestly
hopelessly
hourly
hungrily
I

immediately
innocently
inquisitively
instantly
intensely
intently
interestingly
inwardly
irritably
J

jaggedly
jealousy
joshingly
joyfully
joyously
jovially
jubilantly
judgementally
justly
K

keenly
kiddingly
kindheartedly
kindly
kissingly
knavishly
knottily
knowingly
knowledgeably
kookily
L

lazily
less
lightly
likely
limply
lively
loftily
longingly
loosely
lovingly
loudly
loyally

M

madly
majestically
meaningfully
mechanically
merrily
miserably
mockingly
monthly
more
mortally
mostly
mysteriously
N

naturally
nearly
neatly
needily
nervously
never
nicely
noisily
not
O

obediently
obnoxiously
oddly
offensively
officially
often
only
openly
optimistically
overconfidently
owlishly
P

painfully
partially
patiently
perfectly
physically
playfully
politely
poorly
positively
potentially
powerfully
promptly
properly
punctually

Q

quaintly
quarrelsomely
queasily
queerly
questionably
questioningly
quicker
quickly
quietly
quirkily
quizzically

R

rapidly
rarely
readily
really
reassuringly
recklessly
regularly
reluctantly
repeatedly
reproachfully
restfully
righteously
rightfully
rigidly
roughly
rudely

S

sadly
safely
scarcely
scarily
searchingly
sedately
seemingly
seldom
selfishly
separately
seriously
shakily
sharply
sheepishly
shrilly
shyly
silently
sleepily
slowly
smoothly
softly
solemnly
solidly
sometimes
soon
speedily
stealthily
sternly
strictly
successfully
suddenly
surprisingly
suspiciously
sweetly
swiftly
sympathetically

T

tenderly
tensely
terribly
thankfully
thoroughly
thoughtfully
tightly
tomorrow
too
tremendously
triumphantly
truly
truthfully

U

ultimately
unabashedly
unaccountably
unbearably
unethically
unexpectedly
unfortunately
unimpressively
unnaturally
unnecessarily
utterly
upbeat
upliftingly
upright
upside-down
upward
upwardly
urgently
usefully
uselessly
usually
utterly

V

vacantly
vaguely
vainly
valiantly
vastly
verbally
very
viciously
victoriously
violently
vivaciously
voluntarily

W

warmly
weakly
wearily
well
wetly
wholly
wildly
willfully
wisely
woefully
wonderfully
worriedly
wrongly

Y

yawningly
yearly
yearningly
yesterday
yieldingly
youthfully

Z

zealously
zestfully
zestily

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