The Author Blog of Ethan E. Harris
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You know you’re an English major when you find yourself contemplating which part of speech is your favorite. After minor deliberation, I have decided that adverbs are my favorite part of speech. Nothing changes a sentence like an adverb does. For real—look at the following sentences:
1) He drove to work. V. He drove recklessly to work
2) I stared at the boy. V. I stared longingly at the boy.
3) I placed the cup on the table. V. I daintily placed the cup on the table.
Adverbs make the sentence more dynamic. Hearing or reading a simple sentence is like looking through a dirty lens—you can make out what you’re looking at, but it’s not very clear. Adding but one adverb clears up the lens better than an adjective ever would. Here is a short list of a few exciting and descriptive adverbs:
Zealously, keenly, absentmindedly, loftily, deceivingly, sheepishly…
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