The Very Shocking Facts about Adverbs – by Dana Isaacson…

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An adverb is just another word hanging out in sentences with nouns, verbs, and adjectives. However, the adverb may be the planet Pluto of word forms: it gets no respect. Hemingway avoided them, and according to Stephen King, “the road to hell is paved with adverbs.”

So why all the haters? Shouldn’t your prose be plentifully peppered with periodic adverb usage?

What are they good for?

Adverbs are words that modify verbs, adjectives, other adverbs, or sentences. They tell how, where, when, why, under what conditions, or to what degree.

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