• ADVERBS
    ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

    ADVERBS

    Adverbs are words that describe or modify verbs, adjectives, other adverbs, sentences, and sentence items, such as phrases and clauses, except nouns and nominals. Examples: Chinwe danced gracefully. Your food is almost/nearly ready. You acted too quickly. Lastly, we visited the amusement park. Hellen stopped right in front of me. The teacher frowned immediately he entered the class.   CLASSIFICATION OF ADVERBS We have six major classes of adverbs: Simple adverbs (or Adjuncts). Conjunctive adverbs (or Conjuncts). Disjunctive adverbs (or Disjuncts). Relative adverbs (or “Relajuncts”). Interrogative adverbs. Negative adverbs.   1) Simple Adverbs/Adjuncts A simple adverb (or an adjunct) simply modifies, adds to, or alters the meaning of a single…

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