Using Intensifiers-2
     
In the previous lesson we learnt how adverbs as a class of words are very important in descriptions. They intensify the descriptions by closely associating themselves with adjectives. In this lesson let us learn how they bring different types of meaning into words or ideas.
 
How are adverbs/intensifiers classified?
They are classified according to the function they perform or the meaning they express in a sentence.
 
What functions do they perform?
They indicate the time, manner, place, degree or frequency of an event, action or process.
Hence, they are called adverbs of manner, adverbs of place, adverbs of time, adverbs of frequency, adverbs of linking, adverbs of degree, adverbs of duration, etc.
Let us practise some of them.
 
Adverbs of manner describe how something happens.

The Indian military fights bravely.
The kidnapped child was murdered brutally.

 
Adverbs of place speak of where something happens.
The hungry tiger went hunting everywhere.
These days youngsters spend most of their time outside their homes.
 
Adverbs of time indicate when or how often something happens.
The guests left after the dinner.
My servant always comes on time.
 
Adverbs of linking refer to how ideas or sentences are linked.
Many of us cannot afford to buy gold because it is very expensive.
However hard I work I cannot complete the project in time.
 
Adverbs of degree show how much and to what degree something happens.
The Director was greatly pleased with the arrangements.
It is very hot in Hyderabad during May.