Learn English Adverbs - Grammar Lesson

source: Oxford Online English      2015年1月21日
Different types of adverb behave in different ways, and follow different rules. Thinking about adverbs in different types can help you to understand adverbs better, and to use them correctly. You can learn more about the different types of adverb, how to form them and how to use them in the video. The full lesson with the text and exercises: http://www.oxfordonlineenglish...
In this lesson, you can learn about adverbs. We're going to look at the following questions:
1. What are adverbs, and what do they do?
2. What's the difference between adjectives and adverbs?
3. Are there different types of adverb?
4. How can I form adverbs?
5. Where should I put the adverb in the sentence?

Adverbs are words which describe things—they add information to another word in your sentence.
For example:
- "He walked slowly up the stairs" — the adverb 'slowly' describes the verb 'walk'

Some adverbs don't just describe one other word in a sentence—they add information to the whole sentence. For example:
- "Fortunately, no one was seriously hurt" — the adverb 'fortunately' adds information to the sentence, not to just one word

Adjectives are also words which describe things, like adverbs. So, what's the difference? Adjectives only describe nouns. For example:
- "He's a slow worker" — the adjective 'slow' describes the noun 'worker'

Because adverbs do different jobs, it's useful to think of adverbs in different types.
Adverbs of manner describe verbs. They describe how something is done. For example: fast, carefully, in a hurry
Adverbs of time describe when something happened.
For example: yesterday, last week, immediately
Adverbs of frequency describe how often something happens.
For example: never, always, sometimes
Adverbs of degree describe adjectives or other adverbs.
For example: very, incredibly, quite
Sentence adverbs describe the situation—not just one word: luckily, apparently, obviously

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