Class 9 English Grammar Adverb

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Class 9 English Grammar Adverb

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An adverb is a word that qualifies a verb, an adjective or another adverb in a sentence.

Look at the following sentences:

(i) The horse is running fast. 

(ii) This lake is very beautiful.

(iii)The snail is moving too slowly.

In sentence (i), the word fast qualifies the verb running. In sentence (ii), the word very qualifies the adjective beautiful In sentence (iii), the word too qualifies the adverb slowly.

Fast, very, too are therefore, adverbs.

Kinds of Adverbs: 

Adverbs are mainly of four kinds. They are:

(1) Simple Adverbs (2) Interrogative Adverbs (3) Relative Adverb and (4) Adverbs of Affirmation or Negation 

1. Simple Adverbs are further divided into following five kinds:

(i) Adverb of Manner: These adverbs tell how or in what manner an action is/has been done.


A tortoise moves slowly. 

He can do it quickly.

The thief moved silently out of the room.

(ii) Adverb of Time: These adverbs tell the time of an action performed in a sentence.


I saw him yesterday. 

He will come tomorrow.

She goes for jogging daily. 

Come here right now.

We have had our breakfast already. 

(iii) Adverb of Place: These adverbs indicate the place of the action performed in a sentence.


Come here.

Go there.

The birds flew away.

Move backward.

(iv) Adverb of Number: These words tells how often an action is/has been performed in a sentence.


We often visit their place.

I seldom go to his house. 

You should always speak the truth.

He came here once today.

(v) Adverb of Degree or Extent: These adverbs tell how much or in what degree an action is/ has been performed in a sentence.


This movie is very nice.

It is too cold to go out today. 

He was almost drowned.

2. Interrogative Adverbs: Those adverbs which are used to ask questions are called Interrogative Adverbs.


Where are you going?

How will you complete this project?

Why did you insult me?

3. Relative Adverbs: Those adverbs which are used to join two phrases, clauses or sentences together are called relative adverb: 


I do not know where he lives. 

He doesn’t know how to ride a bicycle.

Can you tell me when he shall return?

4. Adverb of Affirmation or Negation: Those adverbs that either affirm or negate an action are known as Adverbs of Affirmation Negation.


He surely did it. 

She certainly wrote this letter.

He did it perhaps.


Pick out the adverbs from the following sentence and also state their kinds.

(i) He shall arrive tomorrow. 

(ii) Come forward.

(iii) Speak politely with others. 

(iv) He often visits our place.

(v) Work hard or you will fail.

(vi) Never speak bad of others.

(vii) This is a very dull movie.

(viii) This bag isn’t large enough to fit in these things. 

(ix) When shall you return?

(x) Can you explain why you did this?

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