An adverb is a word which modifies a verb, an adjective or another

adverb. Thus, in the example--"He writes well," the adverb shows the

manner in which the writing is performed; in the examples--"He is

remarkably diligent" and "He works very faithfully," the adverbs modify

the adjective diligent and the other adverb faithfully by expressing

the degree of diligence and faithfulness.

Adverbs are chiefly used to express in one word what would otherwise

require two or more words; thus, There signifies in that place;

whence, from what place; usefully, in a useful manner.

Adverbs, like adjectives, are sometimes varied in their terminations to

express comparison and different degrees of quality.

Some adverbs form the comparative and superlative by adding er and

est; as, soon, sooner, soonest.

Adverbs which end in ly are compared by prefixing more and most;

as, nobly, more nobly, most nobly.

A few adverbs are irregular in the formation of the comparative and

superlative; as, well, better, best.

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