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Adverbs

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Transcript of Adverbs

Adverbs Modify Verbs
-The most common adverbs are used to modify (describe) verbs.
-They may come before or after the verb.
-Sometimes they may introduce a question.
A word is an adverb if...
-it modifies a verb, an adjective, or another adverb.
-it tells when, where, how, or to what extent.
Adverbs Modify Other Adverbs
-Adverbs are use to modify (describe) other adverbs in a sentence.

Adverb
A word used to modify (describe) a verb, an adjective, or another adverb.
Adverbs Modify Adjectives
-When an adverb modifies (describes) an adjective, it usually comes right before the adjective.
-Many end in "ly" (terribly, largely, mostly ,definitely, unusually).

Adverbs
Adverbs Answer:
-Where
-When
-How
-To what extent (how often/how much
Examples
-Where?
-We lived
there.
-I have the ticket
here.
-When?
-May we go tomorrow?
-Our flight lands
soon.
-How?
-She
quickly
agreed.
-Drive
carefully.
-To what extent?
-He
hardly
moved.
-I
fully
support you.

Examples
-She did an
exceptionally
fine job.
("exceptionally" describes "fine.")

-
Slightly
cooler temperatures are expected.
("slightly" describes "cooler.")



Examples
-Nick was
almost
never late.
("almost" describes "never," by telling to what extent)

-Jordyn slept
too
late.
("too" describes "late," by telling to what extent)
Practice
Directions: First, identify the adverb(s) in each sentence. Then, name the word it modifies.
1. Your friends are waiting downstairs.
2. Bri's instincts are almost always right.
3. The president visited Jacksonville quite recently.
4. We heard the alarm and immediately exited.
5. When are you seeing it, tonight or tomorrow?
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