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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