Learn 8 important adverb rules which are very important for your English learning journey. You can improve your English grammar by reading complete parts of speech. Adverb rules are also important for solving the error spotting questions in the examination.
8 Important Adverb Rules-
We use an adverb of time such as always, often, never, ever, sometimes, generally, usually, seldom, hardly, rarely etc before the verb they modify.
- He often plays every week.
- They never tried to do better in life.
- She sometimes feels uncomfortable while speaking.
We place adverb of manners after the Intransitive verb. However, we can place an adverb either before or after the Transitive verb.
- He sang beautifully.
- He played confidently the last match.
- He narrated to me the story interestingly.
An adjective qualifies a noun or a pronoun But an adverb modifies a verb, an adjective or another adverb.
- He worked hard to achieve success.
- She teaches very seriously.
- He runs more slowly than me.
Uses of ‘Else‘ and ‘Other‘.
- ‘Else’ should be followed by ‘but’
- ‘other’ and ‘otherwise’ are followed by ‘than’
- He has no other choice than leaving the room.
- It is nothing else but a foolishness.
While we answer a question we should use the adverb ‘yes’ and ‘no’ according to the affirmation and negative answer.
- Yes, I have completed the task.
- No, I have not completed the task.
- We should use the adverb ‘as’ to introduce predicative of the verbs like regard, describe, view, know etc.
- We should not use adverb ‘as’ to introduce predicative of verbs like name, elect, think, call, make, choose etc.
- The teacher calls me intelligent.
- He is considered the best actor of Bollywood.
- He regards me as his brother.
- Cricket is known as a religion in India.
We should not use negative adverbs like seldom, nowhere, never, nothing, barely, merely, neither, rarely etc with the negative meaning words. Two negative words should be avoided.
- I rarely go to meet anybody in the city.
- They hardly know anybody in the college.
- He seldom plays on this ground.
Uses of Very, Much, So, Too and Enough.
- Very- Very modifies present participle used as an adjective, adverb, and adjective in a positive degree.
- Much- Much is used in comparative degree and past participle.
- So and Too- We should not use ‘so’ and ‘too’ without ‘that’ (adverb clause) and ‘to’ (infinitive) respectively.
- Enough- ‘Enough’ is both an adjective and adverb. as an adverb, it is always used after the adjective and as an adjective, it is used before a noun.
- It is a very beautiful place.I
- I was very happy after getting the job.
- He is much taller than his brother.
- They completed the mission much faster.
- He is so strong that no one mess with him.
- She is too good to do this job.
- They have enough time to play.
- He is good enough to get admission.
These are 8 Important Adverb rules with example sentences. Learn all the adverb rules to improve your grammar skill.