Contact The Learning Centre

Adverbs

Using adverbs to show degree of certainty

As an academic writer, you use language in a cautious manner because you recognise that:

  • viewpoints in your field change according to what research shows
  • you cannot usually prove the veracity of something.
You can use certain adverbs to show your opinion regarding:
  • how important you think something is
  • how certain you are that something is true.