Adverb Placement and Order for intermediate learners

We can put adverbs at the front, in the middle, or at the end of a clause. Each can have its own function. We'll also learn about the orders of adverbs.

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"Adverb Placement and Order" in English Grammar

Adverb Placement and Order

There are different types of adverbs in English. So it is important to know how and where in a sentence they are used.

Types of Adverbs

In this lesson, we will learn about three types of adverbs:

  1. Adverbs that describe verbs
  2. Adverbs that describe adjectives
  3. Adverbs that describe adverbs

Position of Adverbs

Adverbs are placed in different positions in a sentence: in the beginning, middle or end of the sentence. Here are a few examples:

I barely know you.

Today is his birthday.

I called him yesterday.

Adverbs: Type

There are different types of adverbs as follows:

Here are a few examples:

The cat walked quietly.

He was barely breathing.

Adverb Order

If there is more than one adverb in a sentence, you should pay attention to their order. Note that it is not necessary to have all of them in a sentence. Here is the order of adverbs:

  1. Adverbs of manner
  2. Adverbs of place
  3. Adverbs of frequency
  4. Adverbs of time

Here are a few examples:

I slowly opened the door in the class room.

I always take a shower on Fridays.

Review

Adverbs are words that are used to describe verbs, adverbs, and adjectives. Adverbs In English are used in the following order.

  1. Adverbs of manner
  2. Adverbs of place
  3. Adverbs of frequency
  4. Adverbs of time

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