Adverbs of Manner – Concept, function and examples in sentences

We explain what adverbs of manner are, their function, examples and their use in sentences. Also, other types of adverb.

adverb of manner
Mode adverbs can take an objective or subjective point of view.

What is an adverb of mode?

The mode adverbs are one of the different categories of adverbs that exist in the English language, that is, they are modifier words for other words, in this case specifically verbs, adjectives or other adverbs, and even whole sentences. Its name comes from the Latin adverbium, made up of the words ad- (“Towards”) and verbum (“verb”).

Adverbs are, broadly speaking, pieces of the language that do not usually vary in form and that have their own lexical sense, that is, a meaning, which is related to a certain circumstance of what has been said: a specific time, a place or, in this specific case, to a specific way in which things happen or are done. Hence, we know these adverbs as adverbs of manner.

Adverbs of manner are very common in everyday speech, since allow you to specify the way an event takes place, either from an objective point of view, or subjective and personal.

However, together with the adverbs of place, time and quantity, the adverbs that have a greater concrete relationship with the real are considered, while other adverbial categories, such as the adverbs of doubt, order or exclamation, focus on mental reality , subjective, of the speaker.

Examples of adverbs of manner

Valid examples of mode adverbs are the following: good, bad, regular, slow, fast, so, such, as, deliberately, worse, better, high, which, even, right, hard, fatal, much, according, still, therefore, tasty, and the vast majority of adverbs composed by an adjective and the suffixal ending -mind: perfectly, beautifully, lousy, regularly, occasionally, blatantly, and so on.

Sentences with adverbs of manner

To exemplify the use of adverbs of manner, here is a list of sentences that contain them:

  • Can’t hear it, can you talk more strong?
  • My sister dance wellbut her boyfriend does terribly.
  • We play wrong but we did it intentionally.
  • Can you speak german fluidly?
  • If you can’t walk anymore right, is that you have drunk much.
  • This is not something that I do usually.
  • My niece is even braver than her older brothers.
  • We brought a suitcase along, in case you need it.
  • Lions run quick and fiercely.

Other types of adverb

Just as there are adverbs of mode, there are other categories of adverbs, such as:

  • Adverbs of place. As their name says, they express a spatial relationship in the sentence, that is, they indicate where a referent is located. For example: there, here, there, outside, up, down, inside, between, etc.
  • Adverbs of time. They are those that describe the specific moment in which things happen or certain actions are carried out. For example: today, tomorrow, in the past, now, soon, never, etc.
  • Adverbs of quantity. They are those that express a proportion in which things occur, that is, a degree in which something happens. For example: little, a lot, a lot, more, less, etc.
  • Adverbs of order. They are those that express a chronological or continuity relationship, that is, of order between the referred references. For example: first, then, after, etc.
  • Adverbs of doubt. In this case, they express a certain degree of uncertainty of the speaker regarding what was said or something that could happen. For example: surely, perhaps, perhaps, probably, etc.
  • Affirmative and negative adverbs. As their name indicates, they serve to affirm or deny situations, that is, to express a certain degree of conformity with what has been said. For example: yes, no, certainly, exact, never, never, etc.
  • Interrogative and exclamatory adverbs. Those that allow the introduction of interrogative or exclamatory sentences, respectively, and which are therefore often accentuated. For example: where, when, how, what, who, etc.