What does adverb mean?

What is the adverb?

Adverb is any invariable word that accompanies the verb, adjective or other adverb , modifying its meaning.

It never modifies a noun. It is the invariable word that indicates the circumstances in which the verbal action occurs .

Example: I arrived early . This car is very good. It was very good.

[su_animate type=”flash”]Meaning: Metaphor  [/su_animate]

Classification of Adverbs.

Adverbs always express a circumstance or idea in relation to what they express:

  • Place: here, there, behind, near, below, above, inside, outside, beyond, over here, etc.
  • Time: now, already, still, tomorrow, early, late, always, never, etc.
  • Manner: like this, good, bad, fast, slow, and part of the words ending in mind: happily, etc.
  • Intensity: a lot, little, enough, enough, less, etc.
  • Doubt: maybe, possibly, probably, etc.
  • Affirmation: yes, certainly, really, indeed, etc.
  • Negation: no, never, never etc.

Degrees of Adverbs

There are two degrees of the adverb: comparative and superlative:


The comparative degree can be

Equality: arrived as early as the colleague.

Of superiority: arrived earlier than the colleague.

Inferiority: arrived less early than the colleague.


The superlative degree can be analytical: the indication of an increase in degree is made by another adverb: I arrived very early.

The synthetic superlative degree : the presence of a suffix indicates the degree: I arrived very late.

Locution of Adverbs

It is an expression made up of two or more words with the value of the adverb, for example: sometimes, on horseback, on foot, at home, live, randomly, on purpose, suddenly, sometimes, etc.

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