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Adverbs and Their Uses

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Adverbs and Their Uses
What the heck is an adverb?
An adverb is a word that modifies a verb, adjective or another adverb
An adverb answers the question...
wHERE
wHEN
hOW
HOW OFTEN
tO WHAT EXTENT
an ADVERB CAN MODIFY OR FURTHER EXPLAIN ONE OF THREE PARTS OF SPEACH
1. vERBS
2. aDJECTIvES
3. oTHER aDVERBS
The majority of the time adverbs modify verbs.
Example:

Marco walked slowly to his car.
Marco please sit here.
We have plans to leave soon.
He tried to step lightly, when he walked down the stairs.
Anneth rarely talks in class.
Ernesto was completely angry with me.
Slowly is explaining how Marco walked.
Sometimes an adverb can modify an adjective.
Josh is a very smart student.
The adverb very modifies the adjective smart.
Sometimes an adverb can modify another adverb.
Ernesto did very bad on Enlace.
The adverb very is modifying the adverb bad which is modifying the verb did.
This is confusing!
But what is the difference between an adverb an an adjective?
What is the difference between adverbs and adjectives?
An adjective modifies a noun.
An adverb modifies a verb.
Carlos is a diligent worker.
Carlos works diligently.
Adverbs can be a difficult thing.
They can be hard to find.
But an easy way to find adverbs is looking for words that end in -ly.
Abruptly, Cautiously, Forcefully
Marco forcefully pushed Ernesto.
So as you can see, it is simple.
Adverbs are not scary at all.
Just look for the word that is explaining the verb, adjective or another adverb.
Now take a quiz on what you learned at http://goo.gl/Pm6LZ
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