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English grammar – 2
Benjamin runs quickly Adverb Benjamin is a quick boy Adjective
Definition: Adverbs often give more information about verbs. They answer the question “How …?” Example: Jill walks slowly. How did she walk? Slowly! Explanation: Adverbs -- ◦ usually describe the action of a verb. ◦ usually end in "-ly." ◦ sometimes have irregular forms. ◦ usually follow the verb they describe.
-y becomes –ily ◦ Easy easily -ble becomes –bly ◦ Terrible terribly Irregular: ◦ Good – well ◦ Fast fast ◦ Direct direct ◦ Hard hard ◦ Late late ◦ Low low ◦ Loud loud
short adverbs: ◦ between subject (onderwerp) and verb (werkwoord): he slowly turned around. ◦ After the first verb, when there are more verbs in the sentence: They have clearly gone too far! ◦ After am, is, are, was, were: That dog is never quiet.
Longer adverbs, and short adverbs with stress (nadruk): ◦ After the verb: John was talking very seriously to her. ◦ At the beginning of the sentence: Then he opened the door.
AdjectiveAdverbExample beautiful Ann is beautiful. beautifullyAnn sings beautifully. warm The room is warm. warmlyJoe smiles warmly. slow The car is slow. slowlyAnn drives slowly.
Example Sentence Adverb Benjamin runs quickly.quickly My teenage daughter drives carefully.carefully Bart sings loudly in the shower.Loudly The cat walks quietly in the house.quietly The server brings us our food slowly.slowly
Example SentenceAdverb The boy hits the ball hard.hard Heather swims fast.Fast My father wakes up early.early My mother wakes up late.Late Sandra plays the piano well.well
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