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Updated: Jul 25, 2020

Use of adverbs

- to modify verbs

The football team played badly last Sunday.

- to modify adjectives

It was an extremely bad movie.

- to modify adverbs

The football team played extremely badly last Sunday.

- to modify quantities

There are quite a lot of people here.

- to modify sentences

Unfortunately, the trip to Paris had been postponed.

The position of adverbs in sentences

The three main positions of adverbs in English sentences

1.Adverb at the beginning of a sentence

Unfortunately, we could not find any free place.

2. Adverb in the middle of a sentence

I often walk along the beach.

3. Adverb at the end of a sentence

Anna reads a book every evening.

More than one adverb at the end of a sentence

If there are more adverbs at the end of a sentence, the word order is normally:


Tom was working intensively in the office yesterday afternoon.

Adverbs used in any of the three positions

manner: briefly, carefully, easily, quickly, slowly

time/frequency: now, soon, immediately, suddenly; occasionally aspect: economically, financially, logically, scientifically, technically probability: apparently, certainly, clearly, evidently, obviously

Manner: In this chapter we briefly examine the latest discoveries .

Briefly, I think we should join this project.

Let me describe briefly how we arrived at this conclusion.

He explained the situation briefly.

Time: The situation suddenly changed.

The situation changed suddenly.

Suddenly, the situation changed.

Aspect: Technically, this is no problem.

This is no problem, technically.

This is, technically, no problem.


Probability: This is obviously a mistake.

This is a mistake, obviously.

Obviously, this is a mistake.

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