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List of Adverbs

Welcome! This list of adverbs should help you to understand adverbs a little better.

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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.)

This list of adverbs is arranged according to the adverb questions. Enjoy!

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

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Where Adverbs

A: abroad, anywhere, away

D: down

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 List of 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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Sentence Diagramming + Adverbs = Awesome

Seeing lists is a great way to learn what an adverb is. Sentence diagramming can teach you what an adverb does.

Sentence diagramming is a visual way to show how the words in a sentence are related to each other.

You already know that adverbs are words that modify verbs, adjectives, and other adverbs. Diagramming will show this to you. Adverbs are diagrammed on a slanted line underneath the word that they modify.

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