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.