Adverb, also known as an Action Qualifier, tells more about the verb. It may change, modify or qualify a verb, adjective, another adverb, determiner, clause, preposition, or a sentence itself. Adverbs usually provide clear context to the readers like how, why, when, where, how much or how often the action is accomplished.
Thus, adverbs perform a variety of functions making it challenging to treat them under a single part of speech. Such quality of adverbs in providing detailed information how something is done is known as the adverbial function. And this could be achieved by using adverbial phrases, clauses, and standalone adverbs.
The order of adverbs, known as the royal order of adverbs, helps in determining the sentence structure. Multiple adverbs used in a sentence are placed in the following order –
1) Adverbs of Manner,
2) Adverbs of Place,
3) Adverbs of Frequency,
4) Adverbs of Time,
5) Adverbs of Purpose.
These positions of adverbs mainly depend on whether they are acting to modify a verb, an adjective, one more adverb, prepositional phrase, or the type of adverb itself. There is so much to learn about kinds of adverbs, and the missing adverbs in English vocabulary. Register at shakeSpiker.com for the mind numbing vocabulary decoder the world has ever seen.