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Identify the type of adverb used in the sentence:
I have spoken to him already.
a) Adverb of time
b) Adverb of manner
c) Adverb of place
d) Adverb of frequency

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Hint: An adverb is the word class that qualifies verbs or clauses. It is a word that modifies something other than a noun. For example- soundly.

Complete answer:
Let us analyze the options given to us in this question:

Option (a.), 'adverb of time', refers to an adverb that describes a word that describes when, for how long, or how often a certain action happened. For example- ago, still, soon.
So, the correct answer is “Option a” as ‘already’ hints at the time of speaking thus giving us a sense of time.

Option (b.), ‘adverb of manner', refers to an adverb that tells how something is done. For example- quickly.
Therefore, option (b.) is incorrect as ‘already’ is thus not an adverb of manner.

Option (c.), ‘adverb of place', refers to an adverb that always talks about location. For example- nearby.
Therefore, option (c.) is incorrect as ‘already’ is not an adverb of place.

Option (d.), ‘adverb of frequency', refers to an adverb that tells us how often something happens. For example- usually.
Therefore, option (d.) is incorrect as ‘already’ is clearly not an adverb of place.

Note:
In this type of question, the student must be well versed in the types of adverbs. Apart from the given categories in the question, there is another type- adverb of degree.
An adverb of degree specifies degree. For example- highly, quite, etc.