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What is an adverb?

Adverbs (singular: adverb) represent a separate part of speech.
They usually only consist of a single word and cannot be inflected, so they are immutable.

Adverbs are also called Maternity wordsbecause they describe the circumstances of an activity, an event or a state in more detail.

How do you ask about adverbs?

You can use the W questions determine:

Differentiate adverbs

One distinguishes four types of adverbs:
Adverbs of the place (e.g. There, outside)
Adverbs of time (e.g. now, today)
Adverbs of the way (e.g. with pleasure, so)
Adverbs of reason (e.g. therefore, therefore)

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Adverbs of the place

Adverbs of the place describe in more detail, Where something is happening.

You can find it out with the following questions:

  • Where? → e.g. B. here, front
  • Where from? → e.g. B. below, back
  • Where? → e.g. B. out, down

Adverbs of time

Adverbs of time give more precise information, when something is happening.

You can find out with the help of the following questions:

  • When? → e.g. B. right away, later
  • Since when? → e.g. B. at noon, yesterday
  • How long? → e.g. B. always, for now
  • How often? → e.g. B. Every day, regularly

Adverbs of the way

Adverbs of the manner describe more precisely, how an event is taking place.

They can be recognized by the following W questions:

  • How? → e.g. probably, so
  • How much? → e.g. extremely, nearly
  • How much? → e.g. barely, all

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Adverbs of reason

Adverbs of reason give more information, Why something is happening.

You can find out by asking the following questions:

  • Why? → e.g. B. therefore, consequently
  • Under which condition? → e.g. B. to be on the safe side, thereby

Where are the adverbs in the sentence?

Adverbs are either am Start of sentence ( YesterdaywasIshop.) or in the center of the sentence ( Iwasyesterdayshop.).

They relate to verbs ( beautifulto sing), Noun ( theballThere), Adjectives ( veryWell) or other adverbs ( nearlyalways).

Can adverbs be increased?

Most adverbs cannot be increased.
However, there are a few exceptions:

often → more often → most often
like → prefer → prefer
very → more → most
soon → rather → most likely

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Adverbs don't change

Words are differentiated according to mutable (flexable) and immutable (inflexible) words.

Basic changeable
Parts of speech are ...
Basic immutable Parts of speech are ...
noun (Name word)
verb (Action word)
adjective (Adjective)
items (Companion)
pronoun (Pronoun)
Numerals (Numerical word)
adverb (Circumstance word),
preposition (Preponderance)
conjunction (Connective word)
Mutable parts of speech you can decline, d. that is, they must be inflected according to gender, number and case. Immutable parts of speech you can do not decline.