I modify a Verb, Adjective, or other Adverb.
I usually end in –ly, but I don’t have to.
An adverb modifies a verb, adjective, or other adverb.
Modifies a verb:
Speak softly and carry a big stick.
Modifies an adjective:
My classmates are often silly.
Modifies another adverb:
Hector left the haunted house screaming quite loudly.
An adverb tells "how."
The fire spread quickly.
I landed awkwardly when I fell off the trampoline.
An adverb tells “when.”
We are leaving tomorrow.
Justin always talks about his helicopters.
An adverb tells “where.”
My best friend lives nearby.
Please go there and give Maria all of your dinosaurs.
An adverb tells “to what extent.”
Susan emptied her locker completely.
I hardly touched my chickpea mousse!
An adverb clause is used to indicate “under what condition” something will take place.
We will win the game if we try hard.
Suzie will fail the test unless she studies.
A comparative adverb is used when comparing two people, places, or things.
She runs more quickly at school than at soccer practice.
I wish your mashed potatoes were less aggressively salted.
A superlative adverb indicates the extreme quality of something. It is used when talking about three or more people, places, or things.
My teacher is the most helpful one in the school.
Out of everyone in my family, I eat beans the least often.