Adverb Positions

adverbs

What is an Adverb?

Adverbs are words that modify verbs, adjectives, or even other adverbs by indicating when, why, where, or how something happened; in other words, adverbs are needed to explain conditions under which events occur.

For example: I watch movies rather often.

Tomorrow, I will bring you the book you were asking for.

Adverb Positions

Adverbs are usually used together with verbs and adjectives. Depending on this, they can stand in different positions.

Adverb + Verb Positions

1. Front (the adverb is placed before the subject):
e.g. Yesterday, I came home late.
2. Middle (the adverb is located between the subject and verb):
e.g. I always do my best to help my friends.
3. End (the adverb is placed after a verb or object):
e.g. Please, read the assignment attentively.

Adverb + Adjective

In this case, adverbs are usually placed in front of an objective.
e.g. I look really businessy in my new suit.

Types of Adverbs (examples)

Time

Yesterday, tomorrow, today, often, regularly, always

Place

Here, there, everywhere

Degree

Really, almost, terribly, nearly

Manner

Kindly, gently, humbly, weirdly

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