Top 250 Adverbs

Out of the 2265 most frequently used words, 252 were identified as adverbs. However, 154 words were primarily used as adverbs, while the remaining 98 words were different types but could be used as an adverb. For example, the word "by" is a preposition, such as, "He drove by the restaurant." However, it can also be an adverb, "The restaurant is close by."

Because of the multiple meaning of words, the ordering of words were conducted was by 1) taking the frequency of only adverb types, then 2) taking the frequency of (adverbs + other type), then finally 3) taking the frequency of (other type + adverbs).

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WordFrequencyType

not658(adverb)
also419(adverb)
very191(adverb)
often187(adverb)
however128(adverb)
too114(adverb)
usually101(adverb)
really79(adverb)
early77(adverb)
never76(adverb)
always69(adverb)
sometimes67(adverb)
together63(adverb)
likely57(adverb)
simply54(adverb)
generally52(adverb)
instead50(adverb)
actually46(adverb)
again44(adverb)
rather42(adverb)
almost41(adverb)
especially41(adverb)
ever39(adverb)
quickly39(adverb)
probably38(adverb)
already36(adverb)
below36(adverb)
directly34(adverb)
therefore34(adverb)
else30(adverb)
thus28(adverb)
easily26(adverb)
eventually26(adverb)
exactly26(adverb)
certainly22(adverb)
normally22(adverb)
currently19(adverb)
extremely18(adverb)
finally18(adverb)
constantly17(adverb)
properly17(adverb)
soon17(adverb)
specifically17(adverb)
ahead16(adverb)
daily16(adverb)
highly16(adverb)
immediately16(adverb)
relatively16(adverb)
slowly16(adverb)
fairly15(adverb)
primarily15(adverb)
completely14(adverb)
ultimately14(adverb)
widely14(adverb)
recently13(adverb)
seriously13(adverb)
frequently12(adverb)
fully12(adverb)
mostly12(adverb)
naturally12(adverb)
nearly12(adverb)
occasionally12(adverb)
carefully11(adverb)
clearly11(adverb)
essentially11(adverb)
possibly11(adverb)
slightly11(adverb)
somewhat11(adverb)
equally10(adverb)
greatly10(adverb)
necessarily10(adverb)
personally10(adverb)
rarely10(adverb)
regularly10(adverb)
similarly10(adverb)
basically9(adverb)
closely9(adverb)
effectively9(adverb)
initially9(adverb)
literally9(adverb)
mainly9(adverb)
merely9(adverb)
gently8(adverb)
hopefully8(adverb)
originally8(adverb)
roughly8(adverb)
significantly8(adverb)
totally7(adverb)
twice7(adverb)
elsewhere6(adverb)
everywhere6(adverb)
obviously6(adverb)
perfectly6(adverb)
physically6(adverb)
successfully5(adverb)
suddenly5(adverb)
truly5(adverb)
virtually5(adverb)
altogether4(adverb)
anyway4(adverb)
automatically4(adverb)
deeply4(adverb)
definitely4(adverb)
deliberately4(adverb)
hardly4(adverb)
readily4(adverb)
terribly4(adverb)
unfortunately4(adverb)
forth3(adverb)
briefly2(adverb)
moreover2(adverb)
strongly2(adverb)
honestly1(adverb)
previously1(adverb)
as1363(adverb, conjunction, pronoun)
there470(adverb, pronoun, noun)
when442(adverb, conjunction)
how412(adverb, conjunction)
so352(adverb, conjunction, pronoun)
up296(adverb, preposition, adjective)
out294(adverb, preposition, adjective)
no213(adverb, adjective, noun)
only208(adverb, adjective, conjunction)
well184(adverb, verb, noun)
then179(adverb, adjective)
first176(adverb, adjective)
where166(adverb, pronoun, noun)
why118(adverb, conjunction, noun)
now104(adverb, conjunction, adjective)
around101(adverb, preposition)
once95(adverb, conjunction)
down94(adverb, preposition, adjective)
off74(adverb, preposition, adjective)
here72(adverb, interjection)
tonight71(adverb, noun)
away59(adverb, adjective)
today54(adverb, noun)
far46(adverb, adjective)
quite45(adverb, interjection)
later42(adverb, interjection)
above40(adverb, preposition, adjective)
yet32(adverb, conjunction)
maybe17(adverb, noun)
otherwise14(adverb, adjective)
near13(adverb, preposition, adjective)
forward11(adverb, adjective, noun)
somewhere10(adverb, noun)
anywhere9(adverb, noun)
please8(adverb, verb, idiom)
forever7(adverb, noun, idiom)
somehow6(adverb, idiom)
absolutely5(adverb, interjection)
abroad2(adverb, noun)
yeah2(adverb, interjection)
nowhere1(adverb, pronoun, adjective)
tomorrow1(adverb, noun)
yesterday1(adverb, noun)
the9243(definite article, adverb)
to4951(preposition, adverb)
in2822(preposition, adverb)
on1087(preposition, adverb, adjective)
by706(preposition, adverb)
more597(adjective, adverb)
about451(preposition, adverb, adjective)
such236(adjective, adverb)
through235(preposition, adverb, adjective)
new210(adjective, adverb)
just208(adjective, adverb)
any190(adjective, adverb)
each173(adjective, adverb)
much165(adjective, adverb)
before141(preposition, adverb, conjunction)
between137(preposition, adverb)
free115(adjective, adverb, verb)
right113(adjective, adverb, noun)
best108(adjective, adverb, noun)
since107(preposition, adverb, conjunction)
both91(adjective, adverb)
sure90(adjective, adverb)
without89(preposition, adverb, conjunction)
back86(noun, adverb, verb)
better86(adjective, adverb, noun)
enough82(adjective, adverb, interjection)
lot82(pronoun, adverb, noun)
small81(adjective, adverb)
though81(conjunction, adverb)
less75(adjective, adverb, preposition)
little71(adjective, adverb)
under70(preposition, adverb, adjective)
next64(adjective, adverb, noun)
hard61(adjective, adverb)
real58(adjective, adverb, noun)
left52(adjective, adverb)
least50(adjective, adverb)
short48(adjective, adverb, noun)
last47(adjective, adverb, noun)
within46(preposition, adverb)
along45(preposition, adverb)
lower41(adjective, adverb)
true38(adjective, adverb, verb)
bad37(noun, adverb, adjective)
across36(preposition, adverb, adjective)
clear35(adjective, adverb, verb)
easy35(adjective, adverb, interjection)
full34(adjective, adverb, noun)
close29(adjective, adverb, verb)
late28(adjective, adverb, noun)
proper27(adjective, adverb, noun)
fast25(adjective, adverb, verb)
wide25(adjective, adverb)
item23(noun, adverb)
wrong23(adjective, adverb, noun)
ago22(adjective, adverb)
behind22(preposition, adverb, adjective)
quick22(adjective, adverb, noun)
straight21(adjective, adverb, noun)
direct20(adjective, adverb, verb)
extra20(adjective, adverb, noun)
morning20(noun, adverb)
pretty20(adjective, adverb, noun)
overall19(adjective, adverb, noun)
alone18(adjective, adverb)
bright17(adjective, adverb, noun)
flat17(adjective, adverb, noun)
whatever16(pronoun, adverb, interjection)
slow15(adjective, adverb, verb)
clean14(adjective, adverb, verb)
fresh14(adjective, adverb)
whenever14(conjunction, adverb)
cheap13(adjective, adverb)
thin13(adjective, adverb, verb)
cool12(adjective, adverb, noun)
fair11(adjective, adverb, noun)
fine11(adjective, adverb, verb)
smooth10(adjective, adverb, verb)
false7(adjective, adverb, idiom)
thick7(adjective, adverb, noun)
collect6(verb, adverb, noun)
nearby6(adjective, adverb)
wild6(adjective, adverb, noun)
apart5(adjective, adverb)
none5(pronoun, adverb, adjective)
strange5(adjective, adverb)
tourist5(noun, adverb)
aside4(noun, adverb)
loud4(adjective, adverb)
super4(adjective, adverb, noun)
tight4(adjective, adverb)
gross3(adjective, adverb, verb)
ill3(adjective, adverb, noun)
downtown2(adjective, adverb, noun)
honest2(adjective, adverb)
ok1(adjective, adverb, noun)
pray1(verb, adverb)
weekly1(adjective, adverb, noun)
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