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Parts of Speech Adverbs
Part 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 nouns Electra thought that her tattoo was larger than she expected. VerbA word or phrase that expresses action or a state of being The movie starts at 9:00. (action) The movie is terrible. (being) AdjectivesA word that modifies a noun or a pronoun That 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 adverb I instantly realized that I had just insulted the mayor and that she was quite angry with me.
To find an adverb, ask yourself: Where? When? How? To what extent?
Adverbs 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.
Adverbs that modify adjectives and other adverbs Modifying an adjective The weather this winter is extremely cold. Modifying an adverb In California, earthquakes occur quite often.