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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 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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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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