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Adverbs of Manner and Degree

Introduction to Adverbs

An adverb is?a word that describes a verb, an adjective or another adverb.

For example:

Gini drives?carefully.

(The word ?carefully? is an adverb. It is describing the verb ?drives?. It is telling us?how Gini?drives.)

It is a?very?beautiful painting.

(The word ?very? is an adverb. It is describing the adjective ?beautiful?. It is telling us?how?beautiful the painting is.)

The team won the match?quite?easily.

(The word ?easily? is an adverb. It is telling us?how the team won the match. The word ?quite? is also an adverb. It is describing ?easily?. It is telling us?how easily the team won the match.)

Adverbs Expressing Manner

These adverbs?answer the question ?how??

Nina?read?the article?carefully.

(Ask the question ?read?how?? and you get the answer ?carefully?.)

Gauri?has?answered?the question?correctly.

(Ask the question ?has answered?how?? and you get the answer ?correctly?.)

The children?waited?eagerly.

(Ask the question ?waited?how?? and you get the answer ?eagerly?.)

I?can?solve?this problem?easily.

(Ask the question ?can solve?how?? and you get the answer ?easily?.)

Rishabh?works?hard.

(Ask the question ?works?how?? and you get the answer ?hard?.)

The new bowler?bowls?fast.

(Ask the question ?bowls?how?? and you get the answer ?fast?.)

The new recruit?went about?his work?quietly.

(Ask the question ?went about?how?? and you get the answer ?quietly?.)

Pick up?the phone?quickly.

(Ask the question ?pick up?how?? and you get the answer ?quickly?.)

Note:?An adverb of manner is usually placed after the verb or after the object of the verb.

Adverbs Expressing Degree

These adverbs?answer the question ?how much??

Raju is a?very?naughty?boy.

(Ask the question ?how much?naughty?? and you get the answer ?very?.)

Your last movie was?pretty?nice.

(Ask the question ?how much?nice?? and you get the answer ?pretty?.)

The teacher was?quite?angry?with me.

(Ask the question ?how much?angry?? and you get the answer ?quite?.)

That song is?so?good.

(Ask the question ?how much?good?? and you get the answer ?so?.)

My work is?almost?done.

(Ask the question ?how much?done?? and you get the answer ?almost?.)

The Indian team is?fully?prepared?for the next match.

(Ask the question ?how much?prepared?? and you get the answer ?fully?.)

I will be?rather?busy?tomorrow morning.

(Ask the question ?how much?busy?? and you get the answer ?rather?.)

Your solution is?partly?correct.

(Ask the question ?how much?correct?? and you get the answer ?partly?.)

It was?too?hot?yesterday.

(Ask the question ?how much?hot?? and you get the answer ?too?.)

Note:?An adverb of degree is usually placed before the adjective or adverb it describes.

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