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 History of this Word

"adverb" is from "adverbium", spoken by ancient people in central Italy around 700 B.C.
which is from "ad-" (to) + "verbum" (word), spoken by ancient people in central Italy around 700 B.C.

Notes

This subdivision of "modifier" adds little to the understanding of language for the general public.

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grammar is noun

"adverb" is a type of modifier

Definition

Word that modifies meaning of a word that is not a noun. Indicates the type of word that is modified. Created to subdivide modifiers. Many words may be adverbs.

Examples of how the word is used

adverb illustration Note the position of the adverb.
adverb illustration It's an adverb.