2Part Definition Example NounA person, place, thing, or idea.Under the clouds, we felt like fish swimming in suntan oil.PronounA word that takes the place of one or more nounsElectra thought that her tattoo was larger than she expected.VerbA word or phrase that expresses action or a state of beingThe movie starts at 9:00. (action)The movie is terrible. (being)AdjectivesA word that modifies a noun or a pronounThat new blue sports car has aluminum rims. It also has a high-tech GPS system.AdverbA word that modifies a verb, an adjective, or another adverbI instantly realized that I had just insulted the mayor and that she was quite angry with me.
3To find an adverb, ask yourself: Where?When?How?To what extent?
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6Adverbs that modify verbs Where?We looked everywhere for a gift that Emerson would like.When?They always play loud music, and the neighbors always complain.How?She carefully followed the directions to the airport.
7Adverbs that modify adjectives and other adverbs Modifying an adjectiveThe weather this winter is extremely cold.Modifying an adverbIn California, earthquakes occur quite often.