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Adverbs

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Transcript of Adverbs

Adverbs
According to the Webster's New World Dictionary, an
adverb
is "a word used to modify a verb, adjective, or another adverb, by expressing time, place, manner, degree, etc." (1984).

Does that sound a little confusing to anybody else? Let's read on.

More
Adverb
Examples
Answers
how
:
"They study
quietly
."
"Jim eats
loudly
."
Answers
when
:
"I will run
today
."
"We can eat
later
."
Answers
where
:
"They played
outside
."
"She lives
nearby
."

Adverbs
Put more simply,
adverbs
often answer how, when, or where.
Many
adverbs
will end in "
ly
" but not always!
Adverbs
modifying verbs
Example #1:
"I walked
slowly
."
"I" is the subject.
"walked" is the verb.
"
slowly
" is the
adverb
that is describing exactly
how
I am walking.

Adverbs
modifying adjectives
Example #2:
'I have an
absolutely
adorable daughter."
"I" is the subject.
"have' is the verb.
"daughter" is the object.
"
adorable
" is the adjective describing my daughter.
"
absolutely
" is the
adverb
that is describing
how
adorable she is.
Adverbs
modifying other adverbs
Example #3:
"She runs
quite
quickly."
"She" is the subject.
"runs" is the verb.
"
quickly
" is an
adverb
that describes how she runs.
"
quite
" is an
adverb
that is describing in more detail
how
quickly she is running.
Adverbs

Thank you!
3 minute video fun

Works Cited
"Adverb." Def.
Webster's New World Dictionary
.
1984. Print.

US Chronicle. "Lolly, Lolly, Lolly Get Your Adverbs
Here SchoolHouse Rock." Online video clip.

YouTube
. YouTube, 13 Oct. 2012. Web. 24 Mar.
2014.
Some examples are as follows:
quietly, peacefully, timidly, tomorrow, later, never, there, over, or nearby.

Let's look at some sentences.
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