Once again, I am going to try to bring the word of the day back…

Adverb: In grammar, a word used to modify the sense of a verb, participle, adjective or, another adverb, and usually placed near it; as, he writes well.

An adverb will answer the following questions: How? When? Where? To what extent?

Many adverbs, in English, end with the suffix “-ly”.  But, not all adverbs end in “-ly”.  Very, and well, for example, are both adverbs.  If you want to read more, go here: http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/grammar/do-all-adverbs-end-in-ly

The word Adverb comes from the Latin preposition “ad” meaning, “to”, and from the Latin noun “verbum” which means, “word”. 

The word itself gives us a clue.  We usually place adverbs “to the word”, or next to the word it modifies.