Adverbs: Part I
- What Is an Adverb?
- Different Types of Adverbs
- Adverb Derivation
What Is an Adverb?
Rule 1: An adverb complements or specifies a verb, an adjective, another adverb, or a whole sentence: it refers to the place, the time, the reason, or the manner. It’s invariable.
Il l'a fait rapidement.
He did it quickly.
Different Types of Adverbs
Rule 2: Adverbs can consist of one word (demain, très, vite…) or groups of words (tout à coup, jusque là…).
Je te verrai demain.
I'll see you tomorrow.
Reste calme jusque là.
Stay calm until then.
Rule 3: Many adverbs are also derived from adjectives with the ending "-ment" (simplement, lentement).
Vous pouvez apprendre le français assez rapidement.
You can learn french pretty quickly.
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