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English Grammar


Parts of Speech: Adverbs

Adverb: a word that modifies a verb, adjective, phrase, or clause by indicating how, where, when, or how much. Adverbs often end in the suffix -ly.

  1. Conjunctive adverb: an adverb that joins two clauses together.

    Words such as therefore, consequently, and thus are conjunctive adverbs.

    —The basketball game was tied; consequently, it went into overtime.

  2. Degrees of adverbs: when they compare elements, adverbs change in degree.

    • Positive degree: describes a single element. fast

    • Comparative degree: compares two elements.


    • Superlative degree: implies a comparison between three or more elements.