List of some typical Adverbs

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"Too" / "Even"
These both adverbs have same sense but “too” is used for to put emphasis and “even” is like when we say anything that doesn’t happened according to our expectation or desire.
For example
  • my friends  support me and my family too
  • he is loving and caring too.
  • Even my family was not with me in my hardship.
  • I can’t even listen about him.
"Since" / "Ever since"
These tow adverbs are the adverbs of time
 Since (from the time )
ever since (still continue)

mostly these are used with present perfect tense 
for example
  • I met her 3 years ago and have remembered him ever since .
  • I know him from the days when I was in Delhi but I have met him only twice since.
  • She assured me that he had never done so since.
  • I was with him for 2 month but I behave remembered those beautiful days ever since.
"Else" ……"but"
“Else” is always come with “but” not with “than”
  • None else but my father will support me in my profession.
  • I went with none else but your brother.
  • It was nothing else but arrogance.
"Yet" / "still"

yet (till now)
still (continue till today)

“yet” is used in the end of the sentence and “still” is used before the auxiliary or simple verb

  • I m still in your love.
  • My parents are still very scared.
  • He is still my best employee.
  • They still demand for my support.
  • He has not showed me his interest yet.
  • She hasn’t invited me yet.
  • She is sleeping yet.
  • I am on the way yet.
  • He is in the prison yet.
"Before" / "ago"
These are adverb of time, these both adverbs tell about the time, it  come with simple past tense or present perfect tense but “ago” is only come with simple past tense not with present perfect tense
  • I never before seen such a beautiful scenery.
  • I have seen Delhi before also.
  • I visited here a month ago.
  • I gave a huge part six months ago.
"Yet" / "already"
Already- use din affirmative sentence
yet – interrogative sentence

for example
  • I have already done my duties.
  • He has left for Delhi.
  • I have not yet showed him my interest in this proposal.
  • My mother has not left for kitty party.
  • Are you not yet agreeing with my opinion?
"Seldom or never" / "seldom if ever"
  • have I seldom or never gone to such a place?
  • He seldom if ever come here with his wife.
"Fairly" / "Rather"
Fairly – liking sense
( fairly handsome , fairly good, fairly intelligent , fairly quick etc )
Rather  – disliking sense
  ( Rather cunning, rather slow, rather ugly, rather dull etc.)
For example
  • the weather is rather unpleasant.
  • I took him as rather cunning.
  • I feel rather uncomfortable with him.
  • We went go through rather dull conversation.
  • The day is fairly pleasant.
  • I met a man who is fairly humble.
  • The girl is fairly intelligent in all her subjects.
  • We went go through fairly conversation.
"Little" / "A little"
Little (almost unpleasant) in use with negative sense
A little less powerful than little..


Uses - before the noun or adjective …like
  • There is no boy in the class.
  • They have no hose.
  • “No” is also used with before the comparative degree adjective or adverb like
  • There is no good hotel
  • there is no pen.
  • There is no vacant room.
  • There is no peace of silence .
After auxiliary
  • he does not play.
  • They are not interested.
  • They have not done it.
“Not” is used after the following words as a noun cause
Hope , think ,suppose, believe, expect, be afraid  …like
  • will he help us ? I hope not.
  • Is he coming? I suppose not.
  • Did you try? I believe not.
  • Can you go there in the night? I am afraid not.
 If there is “a” or “an” before the noun or adjective then there should be “not” in the place of “no”  like
  • Not a man or woman were there .
  • Not a glass of water he offered.
None is used before   too + adjective / adverb or the + comparative adjective/adverb
for example
  • His behavior towards us was none too good.

"Hard" / "hardly"
hard – this is an adjective; it can be also used like adverb like
  • he work so hard.
  • He tried hard to win the match
Hardly – this is an adverb of degree it is used after first auxiliary of compound verb or before the single verb, it also come in the starting of the sentence… like
  • this is a new medicine it has hardly been tried yet.
  • I have seen her only once and there for I hardly recognize her.
  • Hardly had the train stopped when the he jumped out.
"Late" / "lately"
  • he goes late every day.
  • you gives your prediction late than others.
  • He was late to the party.
  • I was married late in the life.
"Lately" / "recently"
  • he has lately started a new married life.
  • We have lately visited Goa.
  • I have lately shifted at my new office.
"Most" / "mostly"
  • The dish that I love most is fried rice
  • The woman who laugh most is often jolly.
  • The students were mostly inattentive.
  • The things he gave me were mostly expensive.
  • I mostly spend my time with my work.


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