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ADVERBS: INTRODUCTION

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The adverb is a part of a speech that doesn’t change (invariable).
The adverb modifies the meaning of an other word (generally a verb).
Normally the adverb stays after the verb or before an adjective.

Examples:
"Marco mangia bene."
In this case the adverb is after the verb.

"Marco è molto intelligente."
In this case the adverb is before the adjective.

In Italian there are different kinds of adverbs in relation to their function:

  • manner  (indicates how the action is developed)

    Example:
    "Ho pensato attentamente alla situazione."

  • time  (indicates when the action is developed)

    Example:
    "Andrea vive ancora con i suoi genitori."

  • place  (indicates where the action is developed)

    Example:
    "A Capodanno vado lassù, in montagna."

  • quantity  (indicates the quantity of an action or an adjective)

    Example:
    "Abbiamo mangiato troppo, ieri sera."

  • interrogatives  (are used to ask questions)

    Example:
    "Perché ti arrabbi tanto?"

  • affirmation, negation or doubt  (introduce a sure or unsure opinion)

    Example:
    "Probabilmente incontreremo Anna e Guido al bar."

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