What is an Adverb - English Grammar Self Study - Easy Way to Learn English

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This lesson’s aim is to tell you what adverbs are and how to use them.


Sally: Hello everyone. Let’s talk about adverbs today.

Ted: That’s a good idea for today’s lesson. Sally, why don’t you start by telling us what an adverb is?

Sally: Sure! An adverb is a word which gives more meaning to other parts of the sentence by describing the manner, place, time, degree, cause etc.

Ted: You have defined it well, Sally. ‘Well’ is an adverb here because it describes how you defined the word.

Sally: That’s a good example! You know what? Yesterday my neighbors were talking loudly.

Ted: Sometimes my neighbors do the same!

Sally: I used ‘loudly’ as an adverb to describe their manner of talking. Most adverbs end in ‘ly’ making it easier to identify them.

Ted: However, there are other adverbs too, like ‘well’, ‘almost’, ‘very’ which don’t have ‘ly’ suffixed to them.

Sally: You are absolutely right, Ted! I have written down almost all the points of our discussion. You can give these notes to your friends who want to know about adverbs.

Ted: Thanks a lot, Sally! You are very helpful. ‘Absolutely’ and ‘almost’ are adverbs in your sentence by the way.

Sally: Yes! And you used ‘very’ as an adverb to add more meaning to my helpfulness. How is your grandfather? I heard he is not too well.

Ted: He is quite sick. The doctors are doing their best to cure him.

Sally: May God be with you and your family. I used ‘too’ as an adverb and ‘quite’ is an adverb in your reply. Has your brother come to visit him?

Ted: Yes and thanks for your concern. My brother is coming next month. He couldn’t get tickets any sooner as he is abroad.

Sally: Oh! Is that your bike?

Ted: Yes, my friends always say that I drive rashly.

Sally: Your friends are right, you should certainly listen to them. ‘Rashly’ and ‘certainly are adverbs in our conversation.

Ted: That’s true, I will tune it down. Do you want to go on a ride? I will drive slowly. ‘Slowly’ is the adverb in my sentence.

Sally: Sure! Let’s do that later. Right now it’s time to listen to some conversations.

Incomplete Assignments.

Kathy: Marie, can you complete that assignment quickly?

Marie: Yeah, I am almost done. You can take it with you.

Kathy: You have done it neatly.

Marie: Thanks Kathy! Will you have finished your part when next we meet?

Kathy: I hope so. I will give you a call.

Is Your Job Interesting?

Marie: What do you do for a living, Kathy?

Kathy: My income is mostly out of my fashion boutique but I also make some money by baking cakes and selling them.

Marie: That’s great. You are an entrepreneur.

Kathy: It’s financially satisfying and I get to stay indoors.

Marie: That’s indeed cool! Lately, I have been thinking about changing jobs.

Kathy: What do you do now?

Marie: I am an accountant. You can hardly call that an interesting job.

Kathy: If you feel so, then you must consider changing soon.

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