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a word that gives extra information about a verb, adjective, adverb, clause, or sentence. Many adverbs are formed by adding ‘-ly’ to an adjective, for example ‘quickly’, ‘mainly’, ‘immediately’, and ‘fortunately’. Words such as ‘very’, ‘only’, ‘often’, ‘of course’ and ‘back’ are also adverbs.
linguistics the comparative form of an adjective or adverb is the form that shows that someone or something has more of a quality than they previously had or more of it than someone or something else has. For example, ‘newer’ is the comparative form of the adjective ‘new’ and ‘more actively’ is the comparative form of the adverb ‘actively’.
an adverb that shows how someone does something or how something happens. For example in the sentences 'Drive carefully', 'He talks too fast', 'The moon shone brightly', and 'I accidentally deleted the file', 'carefully', 'fast', 'brightly' and 'accidentally' are manner adverbs.
linguistics an adverb or preposition used with a verb to form a phrasal verb. For example in the sentence ‘He quickly put on his clothes’, ‘on’ is a particle.
an adverb that affects the meaning of a whole sentence, for example ‘fortunately’ in the sentence ‘Fortunately, no one was injured.’ or ‘economically’ in the sentence ‘This could be disastrous for the country economically.’