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  • Ayushi

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    An adverb is a part of speech that modifies or describes a verb, an adjective, or another adverb. It provides additional information about how, when, where, or to what extent an action happens or a quality exists.

    There are several types of adverbs:

    1. Adverbs of manner: These adverbs describe how an action is performed or how something happens. For example: slowly, quickly, happily, carefully.

    2. Adverbs of time: These adverbs indicate when an action occurs. For example: now, then, yesterday, soon.

    3. Adverbs of place: These adverbs indicate where an action occurs. For example: here, there, everywhere, outside.

    4. Adverbs of frequency: These adverbs indicate how often an action occurs. For example: always, often, rarely, never.

    5. Adverbs of degree: These adverbs indicate the intensity or extent of an action or quality. For example: very, quiet, too, completely.

    6. Interrogative adverbs: These adverbs are used to ask questions. For example: when, where, why, and how.

    7. Relative adverbs: These adverbs introduce relative clauses. For example: where, when, why.

    8. Adverbs of affirmation and negation: These adverbs indicate whether a statement is true or false. For example: certainly, surely, not, never.

    It’s important to note that some words can function as both adverbs and other parts of speech, depending on how they are used in a sentence. The context and the way the word modifies or describes other words determine its function as an adverb.

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