Adverbs are the friend to the verb. They like to spice up a verb, taking things from "announced" to "emphatically announced." Adverbs can also modify adjectives and other adverbs. Below, you'll find an efficiently long list of adverbs that start with E. After that, we'll further discuss the role of the adverb and enjoy a few sample sentences.
50 Adverbs Starting With E
Here's our list of 50 of the most common E-adverbs. Beside each adverb, there's a simple definition and a few synonyms where appropriate:
in an impatient manner
anxiously, impatiently, excitedly
putting forth genuine effort
seriously, sincerely, enthusiastically
without a doubt or without trying too hard
effortlessly, handily, indubitably
toward the east
something done in a creepy or unnatural way
strangely, bizarrely, mysteriously
for all practical purposes
adequately, completely, productively
doing something with minimal effort
easily, comfortably, effortlessly
without difficulty or struggle
conveniently, freely, handily
by means of electronic equipment
in a graceful or smooth style
delicately, graciously, smoothly
something done in an articulate manner
ardently, fervently, vividly
in a different way, place, or time
in another place
abroad, away, somewhere
to a great degree
notably, highly, exceptionally
in a manner that exhibits strong feeling
passionately, excitedly, intensely
definitely, absolutely, assuredly
continuously, without limit
indefinitely, ceaselessly, perpetually
to a great degree
extremely, immeasurably, markedly
having done something adequately or sufficiently
adequately, amply, competently
in a manner that displays great excitement
eagerly, ardently, heartily
exclusively, reservedly, solely
in a manner that affects the natural world around you
in a uniform manner
evenly, equitably, justly
in a manner that promotes comfort
comfortably, fittingly, appropriately
in an incorrect manner
mistakenly, falsely, erringly
to a great extent
exceptionally, particularly, notably
emphasizing the basic nature of a person, thing, or situation
basically, fundamentally, substantially
endlessly, continually, perpetually
in a manner that conforms to standards of conduct
properly, decently, righteously
to a more extreme degree
so as to make flat
smoothly, regularly, uniformly
at an undetermined time in the future
always, at all times, in any way or time
in all places
boundlessly, extensively, ubiquitously
apparently, obviously, ostensibly
done accurately and correctly
absolutely, accurately, specifically
to an advanced or unusual degree
enormously, exceptionally, extremely
in a manner that demonstrates superior quality
magnificently, splendidly, famously
to a remarkable degree
unusually, abnormally, particularly
to a degree that goes beyond what's normal
extravagantly, extremely, unreasonably
in a manner that has enthusiasm
agitatedly, breathlessly, furiously
to the point where you're willing to leave someone or something out
particularly, only, solely
in a skillful manner
neatly, accurately, efficiently
something made abundantly clear
particularly, especially, principally
in a very clear way
clearly, definitely, explicitly
in a beautiful and delicate manner
perfectly, admirably, impeccably
to a large and detailed degree
widely, broadly, largely
in a remarkable way
remarkably, exceptionally, extremely
to a great degree
conspicuously, especially, intensely
What Exactly Is an Adverb?
Did you catch the adverb in the heading? We could've written, "What Is an Adverb?" and left "exactly" out of it. But, from time to time, it's nice to add a little modification to our linking verbs.
It's also important to note that adverbs don't just stand alongside verbs. They can also modify adjectives and other adverbs. A great way to spot adverbs is to look for words that end in -ly. Examples from the above list include "elegantly" and "eloquently."
We can get a little more specific than simply saying adverbs add intensity or emphasis to other words. Let's take a closer look at what, exactly, they aim to do:
- Adverbs Tell How It Happened: Adverbs like "expertly" describe how something was done.
- Adverbs Tell Where It Happened: Adverbs like "everywhere" describe the location of where something happened.
- Adverbs Tell When It Happened: Adverbs like "early" describe when something took place.
- Adverbs Tell the Extent of an Action: Adverbs like "enough" describe the extent to which something did or did not happen.
For more on how adverbs work to intensify the meaning behind other words, check out these Examples of Adverbs.
10 Example Sentences
Ready to watch 10 of the above adverbs easily pop into sentence form? Here goes:
- He eagerly awaited her arrival.
- The ghost smiled eerily at the little girl.
- She effectively conveyed her message at the conference.
- Emilia effortlessly portrayed the role.
- She was not emotionally attached to the locket.
- Daniel was enormously proud of his son.
- The puppy hopped enthusiastically across the lawn.
- The exchange student performed exceptionally well in the spelling bee.
- He is extraordinarily talented at basket weaving.
- The train moved extremely fast through the Swiss Alps.
Not too bad for the vowel E, right? With a smattering of adverbs in your writing, you can bulk up your verbs nicely. Just be careful to do just that: smatter them. If you add too many -ly words to your prose, it may end up sounding a bit bulky. Whenever you can go with a strong verb in lieu of an adverb plus a verb, opt for the strong verb. Otherwise, "eagerly" and "endlessly" adding a few adverbs to your writing won't hurt a thing.