Below are some examples of sentences from classic literature using words classed as Adverbs.
Adverbs include words such as:
Ago, before, down, easily, fast, how, not, often, there, up, why.
An Adverb qualifies a Verb or a Verb Phrase, adding further information on it. For example:
• She was nearly fainting.
Adverbs are of three main types: Adverbs of Manner, of Time, and of Place. For example:
• Not a syllable passed aloud.
• “I wish they were here now.”
Adverbs are often used for framing questions about manner (how? and why?), time (when?) and place (where?).
• “But why were you not there, Edward?”
• “How much you must have gone through!”
• “Where did you get that quiz of a hat?”