Verbs are doing words. They depict an action that is taking place. Any word that is added to the verb to modify it is known as an adverb. Adjectives are added to nouns, hence they modify a noun. Verbs, adverbs, nouns, adjectives, pronouns, and determiners etc. are parts of speech. For a sentence to make sense it is necessary to use these parts of speech in a proper order.
What Is Adverb can be easily understood on pronouncing the word adverb; you add something to the verb. Now this is pretty simple isn't it? Questions used for finding out an adverb are: what, where, when, to what extent and how.
Verb phrases are also modified by adverbs. If you wish to know how Katrina Kaif walks, then she walks elegantly. The adverb elegantly has been used to modify the verb “walk”. In the sentence: “He shouted angrily”, the adverb is answering the question “how?” How did the man shout? He shouted angrily.
What Is Adverb, does it only come with verbs? No, it can be used with places as well. They are sitting downstairs. The question here is: Where are they sitting? And answer is: “downstairs”.
When did she cry? For the verb “Cry” we can use the adverb “afterwards”. She read the letter first and afterwards she cried.
Comparative degree is also used for adverbs. You can also go for Superlative degree in your sentences. For a question like: “How beautiful is her mother?” We can say: “She is really beautiful”. Really is modifying Beautiful.
There are different kinds of adverbs and different forms of adverb. Adjectives can be changed to an adverb. So if you wish to know what is Adverb, you can think about adjectives and addition to these adjectives to get your adverb. Quick changes to quickly where quick is the adjective and adverb is quickly. Careful changes to carefully. Beautiful changes to beautifully.
If the adjectives are ending with ‘able' or an ‘ible', then change the ‘e' to a ‘y'. Adjectives which end with a ‘y' can be changed to ‘ily' in the ending.'ic' of adjective “economic” changes to ‘ically', “economically”. One needs to be very careful about endings to adjectives and adverbs for there are many –ly endings which are only used for adjectives.
Adverbs might be used in a different way in other languages which are not related to English. In languages spoken in Scandinavia, suffix is added to adjectives to form adverbs. There are languages in which adverbs depend upon the gender they are being used with.