In this section, we’ll look at adverbs of frequency in Spanish. Which begs the question: what is an adverb, anyway? In English, adverbs can perform a wide range of functions: they can modify verbs, adjectives, and even other adverbs. They can come either before or after the word they modify. In the following examples, adverbs are in bold, while the words they modify are in italics (the quite handsome man):
- The desk is made of an especially corrosion-resistant industrial steel.
- The power company uses huge generators which are generally turned by steam turbines.
- Jaime won the race, because he ran quickly.
- This fence was installed sloppily. It needs to be redone.