What is an Adverb? Is a word that answers questions about a verb, an adjective, or another adverb.
Common Adverbs Again Now AlreadyOnce BadlyOften Easily Presently ForeverHere Lately Next PreviouslyUpstairs QuicklyUsually ShortlyWell Slowly Yesterday SoonThere Today Tomorrow
Use We use adverbs that answer the question how with action verbs. Tells something about the way the action happened. Examples 1. The bird chirped loudly. 2. Marty guessed right. 3. Deion works quickly.
You Try The ballerina danced gracefully. The ballerina danced gracefully. Keira helped us gladly. Keira helped us gladly. George played the game hard. George played the game hard.
You Try; add an Adverb The children ate their dinner ____________. Willis drives his car ______________. Amanda sews ________________. Mrs. Barrett sang _________________. We cleaned the house _______________.
Also Adverbs also answer the questions when, how, often, how long, or how many times. Example 1. Please begin immediately. 2. I will go first. 3. They jumped up instantly. 4. Luis hit a home run today. 5. I saw the movie before.
Where; in what direction Adverbs also answer the questions where or in what direction. Example 1. The storm was near. 2. Turn right at the corner. 3. Hang your coat here. 4. Please go away. 5. We looked at the stars above.
Adverbs of Degree Answers these questions: how much, how little, how often, and to what degree. Example 1. His old truck is so noisy. 2. Your puppy is quite friendly. 3. This is an unusually large pumpkin. 4. He has an extremely bad headache.
Adverbs of Degree Almost Little AltogetherNearly AwfullyPartly CompletelyQuite Entirely Especially Extremely just Rather So Sometime To Usually Very
What is the Adverb Bold words are the adjectives I am almost ready to go. almost Fernando was rather happy. rather This coat is too small for you. too I’m not entirely sure of my plans. entirely Your kid is so energetic. so
Adverbs of Negation Never and Not; Tells that the action will not happen or that the state of being is not present. Example 1. It was not his fault. 2. I have never met him. 3. Isn’t that a beautiful painting? 4. Susan would never quite her job. 5. The play didn’t start on time.
Recognizing Adverbs Is it a adverb or and adjective? Remember adjectives describe a noun or pronoun. Adverbs answer questions about a verb, adjective, or another adverb. Example 1. Sam is late. 1. Late = adj. 2. He runs fast. 1. Fast = adv. 3. He is here. 1. Here = adv. 4. That house is large. 1. Large = adj.
You Try We looked up. Up = adv. We usually eat at noon. Usually = adv. Is this the early show. Early = adj. Speak clearly! Clearly = adv. The answer is clear. Clear = adj.
Comparing with Adverbs We use adverbs to make comparisons. Positive Comparative Superlative Fast FasterFastest SlowMore SlowlyMost Slowly HappilyLess HappilyLeast Happily WellBetterBest
What are the “comparing adverbs” This shoe fits more comfortably than that one. More comfortably = comp. Of the three, that shoe fits most comfortably. Most comfortably = super. Victor is speaking calmly. Calmly = pos. He speaks most calmly when he has practiced his speech. Most calmly = super. Mr. Hanks changes the oil in his car regularly. Regularly = pos.