Definition of adverb
- In "arrived early" the word "early" is an adverb.
In “arrived early,” “runs slowly,” “stayed home,” and “works hard” the words “early,” “slowly,” “home,” and “hard” are adverbs.
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: a word that describes a verb, an adjective, another adverb, or a sentence and that is often used to show time, manner, place, or degree
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to lower or disgrace the reputation of
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