Adverbs of Degree
Adverbs of degree typically describe the level of intensity of the word (adjective, adverb, verb, etc) that they are linked to .
Common adverbs of degree are: just, enough, too, quite, almost, so, as well,
I am quite excited. (“quite” describes the level of intensity/degree at which I am excited.) (Note: do not mistake “quite” with “quiet”.)
She very sad. (“very” describes the intensity/degree of how sad she is.)
We are simply not interested. (“simply” describes the intensity/degree at which we are not interested.)
They are so uncomfortable. (“so” describes the intensity/degree at which they are uncomfortable.)
Adverbs of Frequency
Adverbs of frequency describe how often or how little something happens.
Common adverbs of frequency are: sometimes, often, always, never, all the time, frequently, regularly, rarely
We often go out on together. (I go out on many occasions/in many instances)
She never calls me. (She calls at no point in time.)
They always let me know. (They let me know every time, on every occasion.)
He does this all time time. (He does this on a regular basis)
Adverbs of Place
Adverbs of place typically indicate where/at what place something is happening or taking place.
Common adverbs of place are: here, there, everywhere, nowhere, anywhere
The train runs everywhere. (The train goes to all places.)
I cannot find my books anywhere. (I cannot find my books in any possible place.)
She does not live here anymore. (She does not live in this place anymore.)
Adverbs of Time
Adverbs of time indicate at what moment in time the verb is taking place. They are similar to adverbs of frequency, as they can also describe frequency.
Common adverbs of time are: just, during, yet, soon, so far (time), on (Monday), in (September), at (8 o’clock).
My friend called me during class. (My friend called at the time of class.)
She just arrived. (She arrived only a short moment ago.)
We have not moved yet. (Moving has not happened, but will happen in the future.)
They will be in touch soon. (They will be in touch some time in the near future.)