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Transcript of Adverbs
-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.
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).
-To what extent (how often/how much
-I have the ticket
-May we go tomorrow?
-Our flight lands
-To what extent?
-She did an
("exceptionally" describes "fine.")
cooler temperatures are expected.
("slightly" describes "cooler.")
("almost" describes "never," by telling to what extent)
("too" describes "late," by telling to what extent)
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?