List of Adverbs

This list of adverbs should help you to understand adverbs a little better. For a more in-depth look at adverbs, see the adverb page.

Quick Refresher

Adverbs are words that describe (modify) verbs, adjectives, and other adverbs.

They tell us how, when, where, to what extent, and why. (We call those the adverb questions.)


How Adverbs

A: absentmindedly, adoringly, awkwardly

B: beautifully, briskly, brutally

C: carefully, cheerfully, competitively

E: eagerly, effortlessly, extravagantly

G: girlishly, gracefully, grimly

H: happily, halfheartedly, hungrily

L: lazily, lifelessly, loyally

Q: quickly, quietly, quizzically

R: really, recklessly, remorsefully, ruthlessly

S: savagely, sloppily, so, stylishly

U: unabashedly, unevenly, urgently

W: well, wishfully, worriedly


When Adverbs

A: after, afterwards, annually

B: before

D: daily

N: never, now

S: soon, still

T: then, today, tomorrow

W: weekly, when

Y: yesterday


Where Adverbs

A: abroad, anywhere, away

E: everywhere

H: here, home

I: in, inside

O: out, outside

S: somewhere

T: there

U: underground, upstairs


To what extent Adverbs

E: extremely

N: not (this includes n't)

Q: quite

R: rather, really

T: terribly, too

V: very


Comparative & Superlative Adverbs

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Positive Comparative Superlative
badly worse worst
carefully more carefully most carefully
little less least
much more most
soon sooner soonest
well better best

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Adverbs are diagrammed on a slanted line underneath the word that they modify.

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