Adverb atau kata keterangan dapat memodifikasi kata kerja, kata sifat,keterangan lain, frase, atau klausa. Adverb menunjukkan cara, waktu, tempat, menyebabkan, atau derajat/tingkatan dan menjawab pertanyaan seperti "bagaimana," "how," "when," "where," "how much"".

Beberapa adverb dapat diidentifikasi dengankarakteristiknya yang berakhiran "ly", berikut ini beberapa contohnya:

The seamstress quickly made the mourning clothes.
The midwives waited patiently through a long labour.
The boldly spoken words would return to haunt the rebel.

Conjunctive Adverbs

Conjunctive Adverb adalah kata keterangan yang berfungsi sebagai penghubung antara prase dan klausa. kata-kata tersebut adalah "also," "consequently," "finally," "furthermore," "hence," "however," "incidentally," "indeed," "instead," "likewise," "meanwhile," "nevertheless," "next," "nonetheless," "otherwise," "still," "then," "therefore," and "thus." Misalnyan :

The government has cut university budgets; consequently, class sizes have been increased.
He did not have all the ingredients the recipe called for;therefore, he decided to make something else.
The report recommended several changes to the ways the corporation accounted for donations; furthermore, it suggested that a new auditor be appointed immediately.
The crowd waited patiently for three hours; finally, the doors to the stadium were opened.
Batman and Robin fruitlessly searched the building; indeed, the Joker had escaped through a secret door in the basement.


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