An adverb describes a verb, an adjective or another adverb. Look at this table to see all the things an adverb can tell us.

Adverbs are essential parts of speech that modify verbs, adjectives, or other adverbs, giving us more information about how, where, when, how much, or how often something happens. Let’s explore the different types of adverbs and see how they work with examples.

1. Adverbs of Manner

Adverbs of manner describe how an action is performed. They often end in “-ly.”

  • Examples: quickly, slowly, carefully, badly
    • She sings beautifully.
    • He drove slowly in the rain.

2. Adverbs of Location

Adverbs of location (or place) indicate where an action takes place.

  • Examples: here, there, everywhere, outside, upstairs
    • The kids are playing outside.
    • She looked everywhere for her keys.

3. Adverbs of Time

Adverbs of time tell us when an action occurs.

  • Examples: now, later, soon, yesterday, tomorrow
    • We will start the meeting now.
    • He will arrive tomorrow.

4. Adverbs of Intensity

Adverbs of intensity (or degree) describe how much or to what extent something happens.

  • Examples: very, quite, almost, too, extremely
    • She was very happy with the results.
    • The coffee is too hot to drink.

5. Adverbs of Frequency

Adverbs of frequency explain how often an action occurs.

  • Examples: always, often, sometimes, rarely, never
    • He always wakes up early.
    • They rarely go out for dinner.

Summary Chart

Adverb TypeDescribesExamples
MannerHowquickly, carefully, badly
LocationWherehere, outside, upstairs
TimeWhennow, yesterday, tomorrow
IntensityHow much/to what extentvery, too, extremely
FrequencyHow oftenalways, sometimes, never


An adverb is a word that modifies or describes a verb, adjective, or another adverb, providing more information about how, when, where, to what extent, or how often something happens.

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Which adverb tells you where an action takes place?

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Which of the following adverbs describes how an action is performed?

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Which adverb indicates when an action happens?

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Which of these adverbs expresses intensity?

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Which adverb tells you how often an action occurs?

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Choose the adverb of manner in the sentence: "She speaks French fluently."

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Identify the adverb of location in this sentence: "He looked everywhere for his keys."

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Select the adverb of time: "We will start the meeting now."

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Which of these is an adverb of intensity?

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In the sentence "They often visit their grandparents," which word is the adverb of frequency?

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Find the adverb of manner in this sentence: "The dog barked loudly at the stranger."

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Which word is an adverb of location in the sentence: "She is sitting upstairs"?

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