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1 Adverbs Mr. Cotton

2 Adverbs modify verbs adjectives adverbs verbs adjectives adverbs

3 Adverbs answer these questions: How? In what manner? Ex. Patiently, boldly, slowly, softly, enthusiastically When? Ex. Recently, later, finally, daily, again, formerly Where? Ex. Outside, here, down, forward, up, away To what extent? To what degree? Ex. Extremely, very, too, rarely, completely, frequently How? In what manner? Ex. Patiently, boldly, slowly, softly, enthusiastically When? Ex. Recently, later, finally, daily, again, formerly Where? Ex. Outside, here, down, forward, up, away To what extent? To what degree? Ex. Extremely, very, too, rarely, completely, frequently

4 Placement of adverbs in sentences Adverbs can be placed before or after the verb that is modified When businesses knowingly deceive customers, they are violating ethical standards. Do not illegally copy paper or electronic documents. Adverbs can be placed before or after the verb that is modified When businesses knowingly deceive customers, they are violating ethical standards. Do not illegally copy paper or electronic documents.

5 Adverbs that modify adjectives are placed immediately before the adjective The courtesy of greeting others within your own firm is universally acceptable in the US. In some countries, greetings are very expressive and elaborate. Downsizing is becoming an increasingly popular way for businesses to lower expenses. The courtesy of greeting others within your own firm is universally acceptable in the US. In some countries, greetings are very expressive and elaborate. Downsizing is becoming an increasingly popular way for businesses to lower expenses.

6 Adverbs that modify other adverbs are placed immediately before the adverb being modified. We very precisely judged the commute time to our new client s office. Ruby did extremely well. We very precisely judged the commute time to our new client s office. Ruby did extremely well.

7 Forming Adverbs Add ly to an adjective root to form the majority of adverbs AdjectiveAdverb cautiouscautiously extremeextremely perfectperfectly skillfulskillfully Add ly to an adjective root to form the majority of adverbs AdjectiveAdverb cautiouscautiously extremeextremely perfectperfectly skillfulskillfully

8 Adverbs formed from adjectives ending in y Change the y to an i and add ly AdjectiveAdverb busybusily easyeasily heavyheavily merrymerrily AdjectiveAdverb busybusily easyeasily heavyheavily merrymerrily

9 Adverbs formed from adjectives ending in ible or able Drop the final e on adjectives that end in able or ible before adding the y to form the adverb. AdjectiveAdverb forcibleforcibly terribleterribly possiblepossibly AdjectiveAdverb forcibleforcibly terribleterribly possiblepossibly

10 Common Adverbs that don t end in ly Againalmostalways Downfarfast Hardmoremuch Nearnownowhere Oftenoncesometimes Soonthenthere Tootwiceup Againalmostalways Downfarfast Hardmoremuch Nearnownowhere Oftenoncesometimes Soonthenthere Tootwiceup


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