Adverbs: The Uninvited Guests

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Adverbs have received a bad rap over the years. Many authors diligently avoid words ending with -ly. Yet, those little devils may sneak in without notice. I love a well-placed adverb. Used sparingly, it can help set the tone or add just the right detail to a mental image. 

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By definition, an adverb describes or gives more information about a verb, an adjective, or another adverb. Did you know there are three types?

Adverbs of manner are the most recognized.

She moved slowly and spoke quietly.

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Adverbs of place are often overlooked.

She lived on the island all her life. She lives there now.

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Adverbs of frequency sneak in without notice.

She takes the boat every day.

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Now read over this post again. Do you spot any adverbs you didn’t notice before? 

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