Adverbs

Adverbs are traditionally defined as words used to modify adjectives, verbs and other adverbs. Adverbs like "finally," "wonderfully," and "very" are easy to understand in both Modern and Old English, and they are barely touched on in this exercise. Rather, the exercise is concerned mostly with conjunctive adverbs, which provide logical transitions between clauses. Examples of conjunctive adverbs in Modern English are however, nevertheless, therefore, then, and thus. These are related to conjunctions in meaning and function, and in consequence are often confused with them by both speakers of Modern English and students of Old English.