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Like adjectives, describe other words or make other words more specific. An Adverb is a word that modifies a verb, an adjective, or another adverb. Adverbs
Answers any of the following ?’s 1.Where? 2.When? 3.In what way? 4.To what extent? Adverb Modifying a Verb
Answers only one question: To what extent? Adv. Modifying an Adj. or another Adv.
Varies within a sentence If modifying a verb, it may precede or follow it or even interrupt a verb phrase. Normally, adverbs modifying adjectives or other adverbs will immediately precede (come before) the words they modify. Position of Word
Adverbs Modifying Verbs Where? The plant grew here. When? She never raked the leaves. In what way? He officially announced it. To what extent? The bees were still buzzing loudly.
Adverbs Modifying Verbs ______________? She was graciously helping. ______________? He always did it right. ______________? The bushes were planted there. ______________? Later, we toured the greenhouses.
Adverbs Modifying Verbs ______________? The boat sails daily to the city. ______________? Be sure to wash completely after painting. ______________? The snake slid underground. ______________? Jeff left quickly after the party.
Adverbs Modifying Adjectives To what extent? The solution was quite logical.
Adverbs Modifying Adverbs To what extent? He worked very competently.
Adverbs Modifying Adjectives or Adverbs To what extent? 1.It was an extremely overgrown garden. 2.I am not completely finished. 3.Rick’s room was not entirely clean yet. 4.The children are overly excited.
The tractor backed up alongside the field. Please point out which band instrument is yours. Jennifer had to run out at lunch to pick up her car. Compound Verbs as Adverbs
Several nouns can function as adverbs that answer the questions Where? Or When? Some of the words: home, yesterday, today, tomorrow, mornings, afternoons, evenings, nights, week, month, and year. Nouns functioning as Adverbs
Nouns used as Adverbs NounsAs Adverbs Evenings are restful times. My home is miles from here. Yesterday was a lovely day. I work evenings. Let’s head home. I saw them yesterday.
Many adverbs are formed by the addition of –ly to an adjective. Adverb or Adjective?
Adj. Our professor looked pensive. Teri walk through the open door. Adv. The professor looked at her notes pensively. We discussed the matter openly. Adverb or Adjective?
Some adjectives, however, also end in –ly. Therefore, you cannot assume that every word ending in –ly is an adverb. But wait…
an ugly scene a nightly bloom a lovely shell curly edges For example
Determine the part of speech by checking their function in the sentence. ADVERBS – MODIFY A VERB, ADJECTIVE, OR ADVERB. ADJECTIVES - MODIFY A NOUN OR PRONOUN. Remember!!
1.The concert ran late. 2.We enjoyed the late dinners in Spain. 3.The fish swam straight through the channel. 4.The path was straight. Practice