Presentation on theme: "KINDS OF ADVERBS 4 Verb Modifiers. What is an Adverb? AN ADVERB (Latin, ad, to; verbum, verb) IS A WORD ADDED TO A VERB, ADJECTIVE, OR ANOTHER ADVERB."— Presentation transcript:
What is an Adverb? AN ADVERB (Latin, ad, to; verbum, verb) IS A WORD ADDED TO A VERB, ADJECTIVE, OR ANOTHER ADVERB TO MODIFY THEIR MEANING. He is working now. (verb modifier) They are exceptionally skilful. (adjective modifier) Andrew reacted to the news rather casually. (adverb modifier)
4 kinds of adverbs 1. HOW? 1. HOW? 4. HOW MUCH? 3.WHEN? 2. WERE? 2. WERE?
1. Adverb of Manner ADVERB OF MANNER TELLS HOW AN ACTION IS DONE. The boy ran SWIFTLY? HOW did the boy run? SWIFTLY HOW did the boy run? SWIFTLY The girl SLOWLY walked to school? Walked HOW? SLOWLY Walked HOW? SLOWLY Adv of Manner answers the question HOW?
2.Adverb of Time ADV. OF TIME TELLS WHEN AN ACTION IS DONE He spoke to me YESTERDAY. Spoke WHEN? YESTERDAY Spoke WHEN? YESTERDAY They answer the question “WHEN?”
3. Adv of Place ADV. OF PLACE TELLS WHERE AN ACTION IS DONE He came HERE. Came WHERE? HERE Came WHERE? HERE It answers the question WHERE?
4. Adverb of Degree ADV OF DEGREE TELLS HOW MUCH AN ACTION IS DONE OR HOW OFTEN OR HOW OFTEN OR TO WHAT EXTENT OR TO WHAT EXTENT I AWAYS do my homework. Do HOW OFTEN? Do HOW OFTEN? ALWAYS ALWAYS Answer the question TO WHAT DEGREE?
Adjectives vs. Adverbs ADJECTIVES CLEAR sky. CLEAR sky. BEAUTIFUL song. BEAUTIFUL song. SOFT voice. SOFT voice. An ADJECTIVE fills this blank: “He / She / It is very___. Adjectives modify nouns Adj. goes before a noun or after a linking verb. ADVERBS saw CLEARLY. saw CLEARLY. sang BEAUTIFULLY. sang BEAUTIFULLY. spoke SOFTLY. spoke SOFTLY. ADJECTIVES BECOME ADVERBS BY ADDING - LY Adverbs modify verbs Adverb goes with or after a verb
Recalling Adverbs 4 KINDS OF ADVS: MANNER, TIME, PLACE, DEGREE 3 FUNCTIONS: MODIFIES VERB, ADJECTIVE, OR ANOTHER ADVERB MANNER: Spoke how? sweetly TIME: Spoke when? yesterday PLACE: Spoke where? here DEGREE: Spoke to what degree? Very