Learn different types of English adverbs and useful rules to use adverbs in sentences.
What are English Adverbs?
An adverb is a part of speech used to describe a verb, an adjective or another adverb. It tells us how, where, when, how much and with what frequency.
Types of Adverbs
There are different types of adverbs expressing different meanings. Generally, adverbs tell us how, where, when, how much and with what frequency. Therefore, types of adverbs are classified according to their functions.
- Adverbs of Frequency
- Adverbs of Manner
- Adverbs of Time
- Adverbs of Place
- Adverbs of Degree
- Adverbs of Evaluation
- Conjunctive Adverbs (Linking adverbs)
Where Is the Correct Place to Place Adverbs in Sentences?
Different types of adverbs and adverbials go in different positions in the clause.
Let’s learn these adverb positions in a sentence, also called adverb placement.
The front position: before the subject of the sentence. It gives information in advance, to set the scene for the action that follows.
The mid position: the adverb in this position is intimately connected with the verb, generally placed immediately before it. If there is an auxiliary verb, the adverb is placed between the auxiliary and main verb. In case there are two, it is placed between them. If there is a negative auxiliary, the adverb normally goes after the negative element, but we can emphasize negation by placing the adverb just before it.
The end position: at the end of the sentence.