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Adverbs MSL Microteaching

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Transcript of Adverbs MSL Microteaching

Adverbs
What is an adverb and what does it do?
An adverb is a word used to modify (or improve) a verb, an adjective, or another adverb.
Adverbs can modify...
Examples: The cat is
purring

upstairs
.

The cat
purred

yesterday
.

The cat
purred

quietly
.

The cat
purrs

often
.
Adverbs can modify...
Adverbs can modify...
Examples:
The scientists worked
somewhat

cautiously
.

Elena finished the problem
more

quickly
than I did.

Our guest left
quite

abruptly
.
Where can you find adverbs in a sentence?
- At the beginning of the sentence -
Carefully
, she
approached
the puppy.
- At the end of the sentence - She
approached
the puppy
carefully
.
- Before a verb - She
carefully

approached
the puppy.
- After a verb - She
tiptoed

silently
toward the puppy.
- Between parts of a verb phrase - She
had

carefully

approached
the puppy.
- Before an adjective - The puppy was
always

quiet
.
- Before another adverb - The puppy whined
rather

quietly
.
Fun Facts about Adverbs
- Many adverbs end in
-ly
.

- Probably the most frequently used adverb is
very
. If you can use a different word in it's place, you should.

- Adverbs can be used to ask questions. Example:
Where
are you going?
How
did you do on the test?
Adverbs tell:
When
Where
How
To What Extent
Purr (and its variations)
= verbs
Upstairs tells

where

the cat is purring.
Yesterday tells

when

the cat purred.
Quietly tells

how

the cat purred.
Often

tells

to what extent

the cat purrs.
Examples:
It was
bitterly
cold
.

The teacher was a
deeply

thoughtful
person.

An
unusually

fast
starter, Karen won the race.
Adjectives
Other Adverbs.
Verbs.
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