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1) There are several types of adverbs such as adverbs of manner, time, frequency,
place and degree.
2) Adverbs are words that describe verbs, adjectives or other adverbs.
3) There are many kinds of adverbs.

Adverbs of Manner

Adverbs of manner describe how.

Examples: quickly, strangely, confidently, wisely, sweetly

Study the following examples.

a. How did she shout?

She shouted loudly.

b. How did he sing?

He sang confidently.

c. How did the fire burn?

It burned slowly.


Identify and underline the adverbs in the sentences given below.

1. The very end of the restaurant is strictly for non-smokers.

2. Sheila is solely responsible for the cleanliness of the library.

3. The miser counts his money carefully every night.

4. Marys parents rarely allow her to go out at night.

5. The lion sprang on its prey mercilessly.

6. Mawis fans waited eagerly for him to come on stage.

Adverbs can be formed from adjectives by adding ly or ily.


1. angry - angrily
2. great - greatly
3. careful - carefully
4. neat - neatly
5. strange - strangely


Form adverbs from the following adjectives.


Brave greedy

bitter happy

brief loud

hopeful low

clear patient

correct quick

cruel sad

easy serious

free sudden

furious willing

Choose and fill in each blank with suitable adverbs given below.

Sweetly correctly hurriedly soundly confidently fiercely

Cruelly wisely quietly attentively badly patiently

1. The bull charged __________ at the small boy.

2. The children slept __________ after the Sports Day.

3. Anuar spends his money __________ because he is a careful person.

4. The girl smiled __________ at her idol.

5. He walked __________ into the house so as not to wake his mother.

6. Nathan was injured __________ when a lorry crashed into his house.

7. In order to be a good debater, one must be able to speak __________.

8. The wicked man hit his children __________.

9. The intelligent girl answered all the teachers questions __________.

10. The lady walked __________ when she saw two strangers following her.

11. Mr. Lee waited __________ for his daughter to come out from the interview.

12. The class listened __________ while the teacher explained the experiment.


Replace the underlined words with a suitable adverb.

1. The swans swim with grace.

2. All of a sudden, lightning flashed in the sky.

3. The spectators clapped in a loud manner for their team.

4. Joanne waited for her results in anxiety.

5. The mother kissed her baby with great love.

6. Think with care before you decide on a life partner.

7. Rahman answered his friend in a rude manner.

8. Mr. Wong did the job in an efficient manner.


1) Adverbs of degree describe to what degree. It answers the question on how

much or to what extent.

Examples: quite, nearly, very, absolutely, slightly, too, reasonably, more,


Study the following examples.

a. Andrew is quite good on the piano.

b. There are nearly five thousand people at the concert.
c. He was too careless.
d. Im rather busy.


Identify and underline the adverb of degree in the sentences below.

1. He is too shy.
2. Are you quite sure?
3. The walk was rather long.
4. The patient is much better today.
5. Do not walk so fast.
6. Sheila is very good at scrabble.
7. Do you think the food is rather tasteless?
8. This imported book is reasonably cheap.
9. There are more girls than boys in this class.