A word that explains a motion word, a picture word, or an explanatory word itself, is called an Adverb
. It may be a Simple Adverb
, as hurriedly, cleverly, sparely.
It may be a Phrasal
or Compound Adverb
, such as nowadays, arm in arm, now and again. Adverbs may explain time
, such as now, then, soon, never, forever; or place
, suchas here, there,
everywhere, thence; degree
, suchas so, too, nearly, almost, quite, somewhat;reason
, suchas therefore, consequently, purposely, wherefore; manner
, suchas busily, anxiously, cleverly.
They may denote negation
, such as no, not, or affirmation
, such as yes, yea, certainly, probably, assuredly, doubtless, indeed, perhaps.
Adverbs are compared as adjectives are.