Presentation on theme: "BY CHERYL HAMILTON ADVERBS An adverb is a word that can tell how, when, or where action happens. They tell more about the verb. Adverbs can appear before."— Presentation transcript:
An adverb is a word that can tell how, when, or where action happens. They tell more about the verb. Adverbs can appear before or after the verbs they describe.
ADVERBS Some adverbs tell more about an adjective or another adverb. Some towns were terribly noisy. very Towns grew very rapidly in the United States.
ADVERBS You can use adverbs to compare actions. The “er” form of an adverb compares two actions. They are called comparative adverbs. The “est” form of an adverb compares three or more actions. They are called superlative adverbs.
SPECIAL ADVERBS The adverbs well and badly use special forms to show comparison. AdverbComparativeSuperlative wellbetterbest badlyworseworst
ADVERB COMPARING EXAMPLE Cheryl decided to go to the mall sooner than Donna. Sooner is the adverb in the sentence comparing the two people.
Sara works hard. Sara works harder than Colleen. Sara works the hardest of all the students in the room.
The play lasted the longest of all I have even seen. Longest is the adverb in the sentence comparing all the plays.
ADVERBS Most adverbs that end in “ly” use more and most to make comparisons. TThese are adverbs that usually tell “how”
ADVERB COMPARING EXAMPLE Renee chooses the fresh vegetable more carefully than Tina for the restaurant. More carefully in the adverb that compares Renee and Tina.
ADVERB COMPARING EXAMPLE Mrs. Bell danced slowly. Mrs. Soberdash danced more slowly than Mrs. Bell. Mrs. Coles danced most slowly of the three.
Jasper ran most quickly of all the dogs in the show. Most quickly is the adverb in the sentence comparing Jasper and all the other dogs.
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