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Pronunciation of Adverbs: Learn how to pronounce Adverbs in English correctly

Learn how to say Adverbs correctly in English with this tutorial pronunciation video.

Oxford dictionary definition of the word adverb:

a word or phrase that modifies the meaning of an adjective, verb, or other adverb, expressing manner, place, time, or degree (e.g. gently, here, now, very). Some adverbs, for example sentence adverbs, can also be used to modify whole sentences.

late Middle English: from Latin adverbium, from ad- ‘to’ (expressing addition) + verbum ‘word, verb’


Adverbs constitute a word class or part of speech.Use as adverbialsThey are often used as sentence adverbials, or adjuncts, providing information about, for example, place, time, and manner: place
here away somewhere
soon already still
easily deftly slowly
Use with adjectives and other adverbsAdverbs can also be used to modify adjectives and thus form adjective phrases:

adverb adjective
very easy
rather attractive
They can work in a similar way with other adverbs to make adverb phrases:
adverb adverb
quite soon
extremely slowly
FormationMany adverbs are formed from adjectives by adding –ly:
slow + ly → slowly
Not all adverbs end in –ly, and some of the commonest adverbs are not formed in this way. For example:
afterwards rather very
See also adverb formation.