Place adverbs tell us about where something happens or where something is.
There was somebody standing nearby.
Is that your scarf there?
You go upstairs and do your homework. I’ll come up in a minute.
Manner adverbs tell us about the way something happens or is done.
Manner adverbs are often formed from adjectives by adding -ly:
She spoke very loudly. We could all hear what she was saying.
We waited anxiously by the phone.
We walked up the stairs very quietly because Mum and Dad were asleep.
Some common manner adverbs have the same form as adjectives and they have similar meanings (e.g. fast, right, wrong, straight, tight).
I was never a fast swimmer
Driving fast is dangerous
All of your answers were wrong.
People always spell my name wrong.
Is that the right time?
That builder never does anything right!
My hair is straight.
Let’s go straight to the airport.
Degree adverbs (slightly) and focusing adverbs (generally)
Degree and focusing adverbs are the most common types of modifiers of adjectives and other adverbs. Degree adverbs express degrees of qualities, properties, states, conditions and relations. Focusing adverbs point to something.
a (little) bit
Mary will be staying a bit longer. (a bit longer = for a little more time)
It all happened pretty quickly.
She was quite surprised they came, actually.
It was £3.52 if you want to be totally accurate.
I just wanted to ask you what you thought.
I wouldn’t particularly like to move to a modern house.