Developing a list of 100 adverbs may be difficult since the adverb is one of the very most absolutely, positively, completely, totally and truly confused parts of speech in the English language. You see, adverbs are often confused with adjectives. It's a relatively simple mistake to make, as both adjectives and adverbs describe things. This article will give you a list of 100 adverbs plus a brief summary of the difference between adverbs and adjectives.
This list of 100 adverbs can also be useful when understanding what an adverb is and how to identify one:
An adverb adds to a verb. In other words, an adverb describes, modifies or provides more information about a verb in a sentence. So, if you said "I am going to quickly run to the store," the adverb in that sentence (quickly) would be modifying the verb run.
Adverbs can be confused with adjectives, which also modify things. However, adjectives modify nouns and pronouns. If you said "I have a nice dog," dog is the noun which is being modified by the adjective nice. On the other hand, if you said that "My dog quickly ate his dinner," the adverb "quickly" would modify the verb "ate."
In addition to verbs, adverbs also modify adjectives and other adverbs. So, when you say "I have the most beautiful dog," the dog is the noun, beautiful is the adjective describing the noun, and most is the adverb describing beautiful.
In case you haven’t figured it out by now, there is a trend when it comes to identifying adverbs. Many, but not all adverbs, end in the letters “ly.” Luckily, this little trick makes it relatively easy to identify adverbs in sentences. However, this is not always the case, as some frequency adverbs, such as always, often, sometimes, seldom, and never, do not follow this rule. Still, it can be a good tip to help you along the way.
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