10 English Adverb List and Meaning

10 English Adverb List and Meaning

The use of adverbs in English grammar is a common situation. The verbs used in the sentence are affected by the adverbs. Words that have various effects on the verb are called adverbs. These effects show the status, tense, or more or less of the verb. In short, adverbs are words that affect the verb.

318 Common Adverbs List and Meanings

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Some techniques are used to understand if there is an adverb in the English sentence structure. For example, the verb “How much?”, “How?”, “When?”, “How often?”, “How long?” such questions are asked. If there is a word in the sentence that answers these questions, it means that the adverb is used in that sentence.

  • I ate quickly for breakfast today.
  • “How” did I eat? I ate “Quickly”. Here, the word “quickly” answers the “how” question asked to the verb. So “quickly” is an adverb.
  • She has hardly survived this stage.
  • “How did she survive”? The word that answers this question is “hardly”. For this reason, the word “hardly” is an adverb.


Meaning; sincerely, truly, heartily, cordially, faithfully, dearly


Meaning; rarely, uncommonly


Meaning; with a high-pitched and piercing voice


Meaning; easily, readily, with ease, smoothly, well, lightly


Meaning; in a firm or secure manner


Meaning; dormant, asleep, slumberous


Meaning; kindly, politely, sweetly, in style, civilly


Meaning; with pleasure, with open arms, fain, lief, nothing loath


Meaning; frankly, clear, openly, expressly, plainly


Meaning; fully, completely, in full, quite, accurately