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adverb

ad·verb

adverb

pronunciation:
aed vrb
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part of speech: noun
definition: a word that describes or modifies a verb, adjective, or other adverb. Adverbs are also used to modify a whole sentence.
In the sentence "Unfortunately, she spoke so slowly that most of the audience was very bored," the words "unfortunately," "slowly," and "very" are adverbs.
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The word adverb contains the following parts:
ad- Latin prefix that means to, toward
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Originally a Latin preposition and prefix, ad- occurs in English in Latin loanwords. It has multiple forms, as the final 'd' sound in ad- assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See its assimilated forms: ac-, af-, ag-1, al-, an-, ap-, ar-, as-, and at-.
verb Latin root that means word