100 Most Common Adverbs

Posted by on July 3, 2013

We have mentioned in our other '100 most common' series that English uses a massive amount of words and the modern dictionary can include almost half-a-million words in it. The problem with this, is that even the most prolific readers and writers have a working vocabulary of not more than 10,000 words. So, how do we know which of the 1/2 million words are actually helpful, usuable words in todays working English? A good place to start is by looking at the most common words found in modern literature. By doing this, we can develop a real and meaningful vocabulary that the average person can understand. Listed below is a list of the 100 most common Adverbs found in modern English.


An adverb adds to a verb. In other words, an adverb describes, modifies or provides more information about a verb in a sentence. So, if we said "I strongly suggest that you memorize this word list," the adverb in that sentence (strongly) would be modifying the verb suggest.

Our recommendation is that you take a look at each of the adverbs listed below and try and make sentences with them (as adverbs). The level of difficulty is up to you but try and push yourself to make more complicated sentences and use a variety of pronouns, not just 'I'. So:

  • Learn Each Word.
  • Look up the Definitions Here
  • Practice Proper Pronounciation.
  • Use each word in a sentence.
  • Make sentences in a variety of tenses.
This will help you build your vocabulary, as well as develop your grammar and your confidence.

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