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adverb

An adverb is a word that provides more information about a verb, or sometimes about an adjective or another adverb. 

Generally, the information added by adverbs tells us how, when, where or to what extent something was done. Let's explore some examples of how adverbs are used across our sister sites:

Virtual desktop sites slowly gain critical mass: In that sentence, slowly is an adverb that gives us information about how the sites are gaining critical mass. 

107 trillion emails were sent last year: In that sentence, last year is an adverbial phrase that tells us when the emails in question were sent.

Apple released iOS 7.1 for iPad and iPhone and recommended that users update as soon as possible: In that sentence, as soon as possible is an adverbial phrase that tells us when Apple thinks users should update.

Nanotubes have been suggested as building blocks for the construction of nanoscale (extremely small) resistors: In this sentence, extremely is an adverb modifying an adjective, small. In this case, extremely is an adverb of degree.

Adverbs modify these words in the same way that adjectives modify nouns and pronouns. Adverbs, adjectives, verbs, nouns and pronouns are among the nine main parts of speech, which also include articles, conjunctions, prepositions and interjections. 

 

This was last updated in April 2014

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