50 Most Common Adverbs, Meanings and Example Sentences

50 Most Common Adverbs, Meanings and Example Sentences

50 Common Adverbs, Meanings & Example Sentences



accidentally

Meaning: by chance, inadvertently

Example Sentences;

  • The gold mine in Africa was found accidentally.
  • She accidentally hit her with the car.

 

actually

Meaning:  in fact, originallyreallyindeed

Example Sentences;

  • I actually warned you about this before.
  • Well… actually, I’m very tired.

 

always

Meaning: at all times, on all occasions.

Example Sentences;

  • I always agree with you. Do not forget it.
  • She always does that.

 

annually

Meaning: every year, once a year

Example Sentences;

  • The meeting takes place annually.
  • The Champions League final is held annually.

anxiously

Meaning: uneasily, apprehensively

Example Sentences;

  • The police watched the incident anxiously.
  • .The teacher asked anxiously.

Adverbs, Meanings and Example Sentences in English

arrogantly

Meaning: cheekily, insolently



Example Sentences;

  • What they did to my father yesterday was so arrogantly.
  • He entered the class arrogantly.

 

awkwardly

Meaning: in an ungainly manner, clumsilylubberly

Example Sentences;

  • What the intern did was very awkwardly.
  • That would be awkward.

 

beautifully

Meaning: nicely, fineprettily

Example Sentences;

  • Jennifer aniston was dressed beautifully.
  • The dancers performed beautifully.

 

bitterly

Meaning: in an angry, hurt, poignantly

Example Sentences;

  • In World War II, countries fought bitterly.
  • Her daughter cried bitterly.

 

bravely

Meaning: boldlycourageouslyvaliantly

Example Sentences;

  • He went up to him and apologized bravely.
  • Don’t be a coward, if you do it bravely, you’il succeed.

 

briefly

Meaning: for a short time, in short

Example Sentences;

  • My father and I spoke briefly.
  • Let’s pause briefly to eat.

 

carefully

Meaning: cautiouslyattentively,

Example Sentences;

  • He watches the game carefully.
  • You should listen to your teacher carefully.

certainly

Meaning: definitely, absolutely, strictly

Example Sentences;

  • You certainly make a good-looking footballer.
  • It will certainly rain today.

daily

Meaning: occurring every day or every weekday

Example Sentences;

  • Hi my son, tell me about your daily life.
  • My kids drink milk daily.

doubtfully

Meaning: suspiciously

Example Sentences;

  • The judge, accused of theft, looked doubtfully.
  • He approached the police doubtfully.

easily

Meaning: readily, with ease, smoothly, without difficulty

Example Sentences;

  • My father does not cry easily.
  • George gets tired easily.

especially

Meaning: particularlyin particularspeciallyexclusively

Example Sentences;

  • The government should take steps, especially on global warming.
  • I especially like to go on vacation in summer.

 

exactly

Meaning: fully, completely, in full, quite

Example Sentences;

  • We are not exactly sure.
  • I’m sorry, but this isn’t exactly what we wanted.

fairly

Meaning: with justice

Example Sentences;

  • It’s fairly cold today.
  • The judge acted fairly.



generally

Meaning: usually, in most cases

Example Sentences;

  • In general, I agree with my boss.
  • In general, I am pleased with my situation.

greatly

Meaning: verytoomuchsomany

Example Sentences;

  • We are greatly impressed.
  • It made him greatly uncomfortable to talk like that.

happily

Meaning: in a happy way

Example Sentences;

  • The baby smiled happily.
  • My sister sang happily.

helpfully

Meaning: In a way that provides help

Example Sentences;

  • The teacher gave her name and then helpfully spelt it.
  • The police suggested, helpfully.

honestly

Meaning: fairly, fair, frankly, faithfully, rightly

Example Sentences;

  • Honestly, I can’t tell you about this.
  • Honestly, I didn’t think you were going to win the competition.

 

immediately

Meaning: right away, directly, soon, instantly

Example Sentences;

  • He left the class immediately after class.
  • She immediately started answering questions.

Adverbs, Meanings and Example Sentences in English

jealously

Meaning: envy, jaundice

Example Sentences;

  • He acts very jealously.

 

keenly

Meaning: eagerly, on tiptoe

Example Sentences;

  • He began to work keenly.
  • The cat wagged its tail eagerly.

lively

Meaning: full of life and energy

Example Sentences;

  • My son is a bit lively.

miserably

Meaning: terribly

Example Sentences;

  • He failed miserably.

mysteriously

Meaning: in a way that is difficult to understand

Example Sentences;

  • The detective was found mysteriously murdered.

naturally

Meaning: inherently, intrinsically, as a matter of course

Example Sentences;

  • He can speak French very naturally.

 

officially

Meaning: formally, on the record

Example Sentences;

  • The World War was officially over.
  • The winner will be officially announced tomorrow.

 

often

Meaning: many times, frequently

Example Sentences;

  • She often reads book.
  • I often suffer from headaches

 

politely

Meaning: gently, nicely, mildly, civilly

Example Sentences;

  • Your daughter should have spoken more politely.
  • The doctor politely examined the patient.

 

quickly

Meaning: rapidly, fast, swiftly, speedily

Example Sentences;

  • The drug acts quickly on the patient.
  • I hope your father recovers quickly.

 

randomly

Meaning: indiscriminately

Example Sentences;

  • Teacher randomly prepared  math questions.
  • The books were arranged randomly on the shelf.

 

rapidly

Meaning: quickly, fast, swiftly, quick, speedily

Example Sentences;

  • She glanced rapidly in the room.
  • In 2018, production in the factory fell rapidly.

 

regularly

Meaning: methodically, in good order

Example Sentences;

  • The tables in the classroom were arranged in a regularly.
  • They write articles regularly.

 

seldom

Meaning: rarely, uncommonly, once in a while

Example Sentences;

  • My mother seldom smokes.
  • Mr. Smith seldom visits her parents.

 

slowly

Meaning: quietly, gingerly, soft, stepwise, in quiet

Example Sentences;

  • The gardener slowly began to water the garden.
  • The Governor spoke slowly.

 

suddenly

Meaning: abruptly, all of a sudden, sharp, at once, short

Example Sentences;

  • The economy suddenly began to deteriorate.
  • He interrupted us suddenly.

 

thankfully

Meaning: in a thankful manner

Example Sentences;

  • Thankfully, he wasn’t injured in the accident.

 

unexpectedly

Meaning: unawares, unbeknownst, unbeknown

Example Sentences;

  • He left the school unexpectedly.
  • The light came on unexpectedly.

 

unfortunately

Meaning: unhappily, unluckily

Example Sentences;

  • Unfortunately, everyone died in the accident.
  • Unfortunately, my son did not pass the exam.

usefully

Meaning: in a way that is beneficial

Example Sentences;

  • We wanted to spend these usefully.

voluntarily

Meaning: willingly, of one’s own accord

Example Sentences;

  • She’s supporting this team voluntarily.

wrongly

Meaning: incorrectly, mistake

Example Sentences;

  • This letter is wrongly addressed.

 

yesterday

Meaning: on the day before today.

Example Sentences;

  • She wrote to me yesterday.

 

zealously

Meaning: With great energy in pursuit of a cause or objective.

Example Sentences;

  • She began to study zealously.

 

Adverbs, Meanings and Example Sentences in English


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