Adverbs are a type of word that provide more information about verbs, adjectives, or other adverbs in a sentence. They describe how an action is done, when it happens, where it takes place, or to what extent.
This lesson will focus on a specific group of adverbs called “comment adverbs.” These adverbs express the speaker’s attitude, opinion, or comment about the action or situation. They add more depth and emotion to a statement. Let’s explore some common comment adverbs:
|Actually||Emphasizes truth or reality||“I thought it was expensive, but actually, it’s quite affordable.”|
|Amazingly||Expresses surprise or astonishment||“She sang amazingly well and impressed everyone.”|
|Apparently||Based on available evidence, seemingly true||“Apparently, he won the lottery, but I’m not sure.”|
|Basically||Simplifying or summarizing||“Basically, it means we have to start over.”|
|Clearly||Indicates something is evident or understood||“He explained the rules clearly, so we understood.”|
|Generally||Broadly or typically||“Generally, people enjoy going to the beach in summer.”|
|Hopefully||Expresses positive expectation or desire||“Hopefully, we’ll have a successful event tomorrow.”|
|Luckily||Something positive happened by chance||“I forgot my keys, but luckily, I found a spare set.”|
|Personally||Indicates a personal opinion or experience||“Personally, I think it’s the best movie I’ve seen.”|
|Obviously||Something is easily understood or apparent||“He didn’t study, so obviously, he failed the test.”|
|Sadly||Expresses sorrow or regret||“Sadly, she couldn’t attend the party due to illness.”|
|Surprisingly||Highlights something unexpected||“Surprisingly, the cake tasted better than it looked.”|
|Unfortunately||Something undesirable or negative||“Unfortunately, the concert was cancelled due to rain.”|
Grammar practice 1
Grammar practice 2
- Get into pairs or small groups.
- Take turns being the speaker and the listener.
- Spin the wheel to see a question.
- Start speaking about the topic on the wheel.
- Try to use a comment adverb every time you share your opinion.