Adverbs are words that are used to explain better the verb they stand next to.
Adverbs can tell us in what time something happened, where it happened, and how it happened.
Therefore, we can say that adverbs explain the circumstances under which something happened and if you know that, then it is easy to recognize adverbs in a sentence.
In this article we are going to talk about the adverbs starting with the letter Y.
There are not many adverbs that start with the letter Y.
However, we are going to mention a couple of them and we are going to explain you what those adverbs mean.
Also, we will give you a couple of examples for each of them.
We hope that this article will help you understand better the meaning of the adverbs starting with the letter Y.
The Most Common Adverbs That Start With the Letter Y
The first adverb that we are going to mention is the adverb youngly. The adverb youngly comes originally from the adjective “young”.
If we have it in mind, then it is not difficult to tell what adverb youngly can mean.
If you see this adverb in a certain sentence, you should know that it is always related to the meaning of the adjective young.
Actually, the adverb youngly means that something has been done in a young manner.
Also, we can say that something has been done in a youthfull manner, which means that the adverb youngly is the synonym of the adverb “youthfully”.
Other synonyms of the adverb youngly are: juvenilely, adolescently, girlishly/boyishly, immaturely, childishly, amateurishly, etc.
We will give you an example that can help you understand better the meaning of the adverb youngly:
“She looks youngly because she takes care about her appearance very much.”
It means that she looks young and beautiful because she works hard on her appearance.
Also, we can say that she probably looks younger than she really is.
The adverb youngly in this sentence means “in a young manner”.
However, we can use the adverb youngly in another context, too.
For example: “Today’s girls are usually youngly matured and very passionate.”
In this case the adverb youngly is associated with youth.
It means that today’s girls mature early in life.
We have already mentioned above that the adverb youthfully is one of the synonyms of the adverb youngly, so it is not difficult to figure out what this adverb means.
The adverb youthfully indicates that something was done in a youthful way, which means that it was done in an immature or inexperienced way.
We can give you an example that can help you understand better the meaning of the adverb youthfully:
“He was youthfully in love with her”, which means that it was probably an adolescent love.
This love probably happened to young people who are still immature and who don’t have experience in relationships.
We will give you one more example:
“Yesterday she appeared with tiny curls on her head, which made her look very youthfully.”
It means the curls made her look younger than she really is.
“Even though she has a family and two adult children, she dressed very youthfully yesterday”, which means that she dressed as if she were young.
Actually, she dressed the way young people dress.
We are going to give you one more example in which you can see how to use adverb youthfully:
“He always thinks youthfully and makes immature decisions”, which means that he always thinks in an immature way and because of that his decisions are also immature and usually not good for him.
The next adverb that we are going to mention that starts with the letter Y is yearly.
Yearly is one of the adverbs that are telling us the time when a certain action has been done and also the frequency of a certain action.
More precisely, the adverb yearly means that something is happening every year.
Also, we can say that something has been done once a year, unless the sentence states otherwise, such as twice yearly, three times yearly, etc.
Take a look at the next examples that we have prepared for you:
“We go on vacation yearly”, which means that we go on vacation once a year.
“She pays her car tax yearly.” In this sentence adverb yearly also means that something is done once a year.
“You can pay for health insurance monthly or yearly”, which means that you can pay it once a month or once a year.
However, it is very important to see a difference between the adjective yearly and the adverb yearly.
One of the most common adverbs that start with the letter Y is the adverb yesterday.
This adverb is telling us that something happened the previous day.
Actually, something occurred or something was done one day before “today” or we can say something was done on the day that is preceding today.
Anyway, the adverb yesterday is the adverb that refers to the past. It is always used when the verb is in the past tense.
We can give you a couple of examples:
“Did you call him yesterday?”
“It was raining yesterday.”
“I spoke to her mother yesterday.”
In all these sentences the adverb yesterday means “the day before or the preceding day”.
The next adverb that we are going to present you is the adverb yellowly.
The adverb yellowly comes from the adjective yellow and it is always associated with this colour.
There is an example that can help you see how to use the adverb yellowly in the sentence.
“Her dress shimmered yellowly.” It means that her dress was shimmering in shades of the yellow colour.
Another adverb that we are going to talk about and starts with the letter Y is yogically. It means that something is associated with yoga.
This adverb is not commonly used and it is used only in the context of yoga.
For example, we can say: “Yogically speaking, it is an excellent relaxation exercise.”
There is also another example: “You should act yogically and devote more time to relaxing your body and mind.”
The adverb yawningly means that something was done in a yawning way or we can also say that something was done while someone was yawning.
When we use the adverb yawningly there are usually two simultaneous actions. You can see it in the following examples:
“He was reading a book yawningly”, which means that he was yawning while he was reading a book.
We can also say: “He stretched in his bed yawningly.” It means that he was yawning while he was stretching in his bed.
“She has just woken up and she is preparing her breakfast yawningly.” It means that she is yawning while preparing her breakfast.
Other Adverbs Starting With Y
As you have seen in this article, there are only few adverbs that start with the letter Y.
We have told you what they mean and how you can use them in everyday speech.
We hope that this article helped you understand the contexts in which you can use the adverbs that we have mentioned.