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2 Today we are going to learn about…

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4 What is an adverb?

5 Adverbs modify verbs, adjectives, or other adverbs. They usually tell : HOW When Where To what extend

6 An adverb tells more about a verb (a doing word) Adverbs tells where, why, or how much something happens or is done. Adverbs talk about action.

7 –ly Many adverbs are made by adding –ly onto the end of an adjective. Kind The boy kindly carried the old lady’s bags. Strange It was strangely quiet in the village. Clear Help create a sentence using clear as an adverb.

8 Can you make a sentence using these adverbs? Write the sentences on your paper now.

9 Sentences using the adverbs! I sadly returned to school after a long break. The class safely traveled to the state library. After opening her gift, happily the girl screamed Slowly the bus crossed the road while on its route.

10 when something happens Adverbs can also tell when something happens. yesterday Our friends arrived yesterday. soon The holidays will soon be over.

11 Can you make a sentence using these adverbs? Write the sentences on your paper now.

12 Sentences using adverbs! The students rushed into class late yesterday. Lunch is served today at noon. Jill came tumbling after. You are now using a dictionary!

13 Watch the following Schoolhouse Rock Adverbs video!

14 Then there are  Comparative Adverbs comparative formThe comparative form of an adverb compares TWO ACTIONS. –erShort adverbs will use –er at the end. more lessLong adverbs will use the word more or the word less.

15 Comparative Example… more attentivelyThe students listened more attentively tonight than last night. More attentivelyMore attentively tells us HOW the audience listened in comparison to last night.

16 Comparative Example… harderSome students work harder than others on their homework. HarderHarder tells us HOW some students work in comparison to others.

17 And also  Superlative Adverbs Just like comparative adjectives, superlative adverbs compare MORE THAN two actions. –estUse –est at the end of most short adverbs. most/leastUse most/least in front of longer adverbs.

18 Superlative Example… Last Sunday’s audience responded most enthusiastically of all. Most enthusiastically is telling us HOW the audience responded in comparison to all the other nights.

19 Superlative Example… Last Friday’s game ended craziest of all games this season. Craziest is telling us HOW the game ended in comparison to all the other games that season.

20 Tricky Adverbs It wouldn’t be GRAMMAR without tricks :] Tricky Adverbs Some Irregular Adverbs… WellBetterBest BadlyWorseWorst Little ( amount ) LessLeast

21 PRACTICE TIME! In the following slide, tell the comparative AND superlative form of each adverb.

22 Practice #1: TenderlyTenderly FastFast LittleLittle EasilyEasily ViolentlyViolently RapidlyRapidly CloseClose

23 Practice #1 Answers: Tenderly – more/less tender, most/least tenderTenderly – more/less tender, most/least tender Fast – faster, fastestFast – faster, fastest Little – littler, littlestLittle – littler, littlest Easily – easier, easiestEasily – easier, easiest Violently – more/less violent, most/least violentViolently – more/less violent, most/least violent Rapidly – more/less rapid, most/least rapidRapidly – more/less rapid, most/least rapid Close – closer, closestClose – closer, closest

24 Practice #2: Use the following website to test your adverb knowledge Use the following website to test your adverb knowledge 

25 Practice #3: correct ADVERBIn the following slide, find the ADJECTIVE in the first sentence to fill the next gap with the correct ADVERB. Ready, set – GO!Ready, set – GO!

26 Practice #3 Questions: 1.Joanne is happy. She smiles _______________. 2.The boy is loud. He shouts ________________. 3.Her English is fluent. She speaks English __________________. 4.Our mum was angry. She spoke to us ___________________. 5.My neighbor is a careless driver. He drives _________________. 6.The painter is awful. He paints ______________. 7.Jim is a wonderful piano player. He plays the piano ________________. 8.This girl is very quiet. She often sneaks out of the house _________________. 9.She is a good dancer. She dances really _______________. 10.This exercise is simple. You have to put one word in each space ___________.

27 Practice #3 Answers: 1.Joanne is happy. She smiles _______________. happily 2.The boy is loud. He shouts ________________. loudly 3.Her English is fluent. She speaks English _________. fluently 4.Our mum was angry. She spoke to us _______________. angrily 5.My neighbor is a careless driver. He drives _____________.carelessly 6.The painter is awful. He paints ____________. awfully 7.Jim is a wonderful piano player. He plays the piano _____. wonderfully 8.This girl is very quiet. She often sneaks out of the house _______. quietly 9.She is a good dancer. She dances really __________. well 10.This exercise is simple. You have to put one word in each space ____. simply

28 INTENSIFIERS Adverbs sometimes need a little extra help in being noticed, so they hire INTENSIFIERS! Intensifier – are words that denote or describe the quality or force of an action, how weak it is or how strong it is. Intensifiers make the adverb even stronger and more intense!

29 INTENSIFIERS AGAIN! 1.I strongly disagree. 2.It's extremely hot in Africa. 3.You play soccer very well. 4.Do you really mean it. 5.It's fairly interesting. 6.It's quite calm here. 7.He's pretty intelligent. 8.These students are rather noisy. 9.I so wanted to buy the dress. 10.She writes poems too often. 11.I am a little angry with her.

30 Intensifying your Understanding 1.This movie is not very interesting. 2.Doug sings extremely well. 3.It's really hot today! 4.Going to the dentist is fairly painless these days. 5.Susie's kind of cute when she's angry.

31 Review… A comparative adverb compares only two actions. –erUse –er or more/less to compare two actions. A superlative adverb compares MORE than two actions. –estUse –est or most/least to compare more than two actions.

32 Great! Now you can use adverbs to make your writing more interesting AND complete the following assignment…


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