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NOTES ON ADVERBS. Definition  An adverb is a word that modifies a verb, an adjective, or another adverb.

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1 NOTES ON ADVERBS

2 Definition  An adverb is a word that modifies a verb, an adjective, or another adverb.

3 What adverbs can do  Adverbs will answer one of four questions about a verb, adjective, or adverb.  These questions are:  Where?  When?  How?  To what extent? (How much? or How long?)

4 What this looks like  The game was played there.  Played where?  I saw you yesterday.  Saw when?  I carefully completed the assignment.  Completed how?  I am very happy about my grade.  Happy to what extent/Happy how much?

5 Things to note  Adverbs are not necessary to have a complete sentence.  With any adverb, you can remove the word from the sentence and the sentence will still make sense (though it most likely won’t mean the same thing). Please note: you can also remove some adjectives from sentences in the same way, so just because you can remove the word from the sentence does not mean it has to be an adverb.

6 More things to note  Many adverbs end in –ly.  However, there are certain words that end in –ly that are not adverbs. This tip is only meant to help you pick out potential adverbs, but you must still confirm that the word is modifying a verb, adjective, or other adverb.  The daily newspaper was delivered.adjective  The newspaper was delivered daily.adverb

7 Steps to confirm a word is an adverb  There is no easy way to pick out adverbs except to know that they modify verbs, adjectives, and adverbs.  If you think a word may be an adverb, follow the following steps to confirm that it is an adverb:  Find the verb, adjective, or adverb you believe it is modifying.  Determine which of the four questions it answers about the verb, adjective, or adverb.  Make sure you can remove it from the sentence and still have a complete sentence.

8 Practice:  He always studies for his test.  The doctor will see you now.  He ran there quickly.  I barely talked to her. Circle or underline the adverbs then draw an arrow to the word or words that the adverb is modifying (describing).

9  He always studies for his test. (How often does he STUDY?)  The doctor will see you now. (When will the doctor SEE you?)  He ran there quickly. (How did he RUN there?)  I barely talked to her. (How often did you TALK to her?) Practice: Circle or underline the adverbs then draw an arrow to the word or words that the adverb is modifying (describing).

10 More practice:  That banner is quite colorful.  The coach said we were too careless.  My monthly bill was delivered today.  He is an incredibly talented pianist. Circle or underline the adverbs then draw an arrow to the word or words that the adverb is modifying (describing).

11  That banner is quite colorful. (How COLORFUL is it?)  The coach said we were too careless. (How CARELESS were we?)  My monthly bill was delivered today. (When was it DELIVERED?)  He is an incredibly talented pianist. (How TALENTED is he?) More practice: Circle or underline the adverbs then draw an arrow to the word or words that the adverb is modifying (describing).

12 Your turn: EXIT SLIP 1. He talked quickly. 2. You must stand still. 3. I later remembered the right answer. 4. I frequently forget the directions to your house. Circle or underline the adverbs then draw an arrow to the word or words that the adverb is modifying (describing).

13 More practice: EXIT SLIP 5. She moved quickly and spoke loudly. 6. She left early for the movie. 7. She still lives there. 8. She recently won the extremely tough competition. Circle or underline the adverbs then draw an arrow to the word or words that the adverb is modifying (describing).


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