Types of Adverb
Concept: Adverb of Time & Place
Types of Adverbs
An adverb is a word that modifies (or gives more information) about a verb in a sentence. For example, she is dancing to a song gracefully.
The adverb ‘gracefully’ modifies the verb ‘dance’ by giving us more information about how she danced.
- Adverbs modify verbs by giving us information about certain aspects of verbs.
Adverbs Based on the above aspects, adverbs are divided into the following types.
A) Adverb of Time
Adverbs change or modifya sentence by telling us about the time when certain actions happen. These words are called adverbs of time.
Some common adverbs of time include words like afterwards, already, always, during, finally, late,lately, etc.
B) Adverb of Place
- The adverb of place provides information about the place where an action takes place.
- Adverbs of place are words that answer the question ‘where?’ in the sentence.
- Some common adverbs of place are words above, below, beneath, in, inside, into, everywhere, etc.
Both ‘never’ and ‘not’ are adverbs. Usage of ‘never’ in place of ‘not’ is incorrect as both the words show negation. Always use only one word.
a) I did not go to Kashmir last year.
b) I never went to Kashmir last year.