Noun Adverb Definition and Examples







A word or phrase that modifies or qualifies an adjective, verb, or other adverb or a word group, expressing a relation of place, time, circumstance, manner, cause, degree, etc. (e.g., gently, quite, then, there).
  1. 'For instance, in regular English you would use the word ‘really’ as an adverb to emphasize an adjective describing someone.'
  2. 'Grammatically, adverbs can modify various elements and take different positions within a sentence.'
((n.) A word used to modify the sense of a verb, participle, adjective, or other adverb, and usually placed near it; as, he writes well; paper extremely white.)

noun, Grammar.

1. any member of a class of words that function as modifiers of verbs or clauses, and in some languages, as Latin and English, as modifiers of adjectives, other adverbs, or adverbial phrases, as very in very nice, much in much more impressive, and tomorrow in She'll write to you tomorrow. They relate to what they modify by indicating place (I promise to be there), time (Do your homework now!), manner (She sings beautifully), circumstance (He accidentally dropped the glass when the bell rang), degree (I'm very happy to see you), or cause (I draw, although badly).See also sentence adverb.


"frequencies can have adverbs."
"places can have adverbs."
"locations can have adverbs."
"findings can have adverbs."
"durations can have adverbs."
"associations can have adverbs."
"adverbs can be in examples."
"adverbs can be for things."
"adverbs can be between people."

Late Middle English: from Latin adverbium, from ad- ‘to’ (expressing addition) + verbum ‘word, verb’.

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