Adverbs are used to tell when, where, or how an action is performed.

The part of speech called an adverb usually tells when, where , or how something is done.

Adverbs used to tell when:

Twenty tailgaters filled the driveway yesterday.
We hope the bus will come soon.

Adverbs used to tell where:

We used to live there.
After dinner, let’s go outside.

Adverbs used to tell how:

Maria Tallchief sings well.
The technician expertly installed the software.

Most adverbs of manner (the ones that tell how) end in -ly.

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