adverb

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Pronunciation[change]

  • IPA: /ˈædvɜː(r)b/
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Noun[change]

Singular
adverb

Plural
adverbs

  1. (countable) An adverb is a kind of word that generally modifies verbs and other words (but not nouns); adverbs usually answer questions such as how?, why? and to what extent?.
    In the phrase "Jane ran quickly", quickly is an adverb because it tells you how Jane ran.


Grammar (edit)
parts of speech noun - verb - adjective - adverb - determinative/determiner - pronoun - conjunction - preposition - interjection
grammatical functions head - subject - predicate - object - complement - modifier - adjunct - determiner/specifier
clauses independent clause - dependent clause - subordinate clause - relative clause