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2 By: Eriana McCarley & Spencer Hill

3 We are going to learn about…

4 ADVERBS!

5  Adverbs are traditionally defined words that describes verbs.  Examples: Quickly Easily Tomorrow Nearby Slowly Happily Sadly Lyrically Early

6 Most adverbs end in -ly. In fact, most adverbs are formed by adding -ly to adjectives:adjectives

7 COMPARATIVE & SUPERLATIVE Like adjectives of more than one syllable, adverbs usually become comparative and superlative by using more and most

8  Comparison of adverbs Like adjectives, adverbs have three forms of comparison: positive, comparative, and superlative. Positive degree expresses the quality without comparison. Comparative degree compares two verbs, adjectives, or adverbs. Superlative degree compares three or more verbs, adjectives or adverbs.

9 Adjectives that do not change form (add -ly) to become adverbs are called "flat adverbs."  Examples: Early Late Hard Fast Long High Low Deep

10  Adjectives Ex. The early plane arrives at 7:45. Ex. The pitcher threw a hard ball at the batter.  Flat Adverbs Ex. The 7:45 plane arrived early. Ex. The pitcher threw the ball at the batter hard.

11 Now you can go and make your sentences more interesting with your better knowledge of ADVERBS!

12  Works Cited Benner, M. L. (n.d.). Benner, M. L. (1988, may 19). Townson University Online writing support. Retrieved October 1, 2012, from Townson University:


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