Adverb is a word that describes or gives more information about a verb, adjective, other adverb, or phrase.  

Adverbs of manner are usually formed from adjectives. Most of them end in –ly

For example:

- Kind -> Kindly

- Extreme -> Extremely

- Soft -> Softly

- Eager -> Eagerly

- Year -> Yearly

- Week -> Weekly

- Like -> Likely

- Light -> Lightly


However, there are more to adverbs than just adding -ly at the end of adjectives.

For example:

-  Aina did well in her last exams.

- He did worse than he was expecting in the exams.


Adverbs of time such as soon, early, yesterday, tonight, tomorrow, later, now, last year tell you when an action happens.

For example:

- It will soon be impossible for foreigners to enter the country.

- He said he’ll call tomorrow after work.

- We could always go later in the season.

- I will see you tonight at McDonald's.

- We met for lunch yesterday.


Adverbs of place such as here, there, near, everywhere, in, outside, around, back tell you where an action happens.

For example:

Everywhere looks so grey and depressing in winter.

- The museum is closed today. We'll go there tomorrow.

- I was standing near enough to hear what they were saying.

- I'm going back to school!

- A car horn outside woke him in less than five minutes.

  Adverbs of frequency tell us how often an action is done.  

a. Seldom means not often or rarely.

For example:

- He seldom offered an opinion, much less began a conversation.

- Now that we have a baby, we seldom get the chance to go to the cinema.

- I seldom drive my car into the city.

- Yasmin had seldom seen him so angry.

- She seldom or never writes to us.


b. Often means frequently or many times.

For example:

- We choose it much more often than we should.

- It's not often that you meet someone who you're instantly attracted to.

- They had a passionate and often stormy relationship.

- They are often late to school.

- They often go out for dinner.


c.  Always means at all times or on all occasions.

For example:

- I always pictured myself driving a van instead of a truck.

- It's always cold in this room.

- She always leaves her clothes lying about on the floor.

- Mulan will always be my favourite movie.

- You always seem to be very busy.


d. Sometimes means occasionally.

For example:

Sometimes we have to accept changes, if we want to move forward in our life.

- I sometimes see him in the street.

- He does cook sometimes, but not very often.

- We all make mistakes sometimes.

- You say the strangest things sometimes.


e. Never means at no time in the past, future or not ever.

For example:

- I never thought I could do it.

- Wars never solve anything.

- It's never too late to start eating a healthy diet.

- It is never too old to learn.

- I never realized you knew my brother.

  'Very', 'too' and 'enough' are adverbs of degree that is commonly used in sentences. They are used to tell us the degree or extent of an action.  

a. Enough: It means a satisfactory amount or degree.

For example:

- The sea is deep enough for diving.

- She told me it was brand new and I was stupid enough to believe her.

- Is the water hot enough yet?

-  I have enough on my plate already.

- I do not have enough time to wait for him.


b. Too: It means more than enough or excessive degree.

For example:

- This blouse is too tight for me.

- It was too expensive a desk for a child's room.

- Don't fill your glass too full or you'll spill it.

- I have too much to do. 

- I would love a tea too.


c. Very: It means something is done to a high degree.

For example:

- Skydiving is a very dangerous sport.

- How very childish of her to refuse to speak to me!

- Thank you very much.

- She was very happy with my gift. 

- Izzati is very brave.