Adverbs An adverb is a word that modifies a verb, an adjective, or another adverb.
Adverbs Modifying Verbs Adverbs can add meaning to verbs in many different ways: - An adverb modifying a verb answers the questions Where? When? In what way? Or To what extent? Adverbs can also be placed in many different positions. As shown in the chart on the next slide, they can come after or before a verb or verb phrase or even between the words in a verb phrase.
Adverbs Modifying Verbs Where? fell below move aside went there climbs down When? arrived today left early should have spoken before begins then In What Way? happily ran will end abruptly danced awkwardly had been sung loudly To What Extent? partly understands wash completely have not completed hardly would have known
Adverbs Modifying Verbs Give it a shot! - Come up with five additional adverb/verb pairs answering each of the questions in the chart.
Adverbs Modifying Adjectives Many descriptions can be made more meaningful by adding an adverb to an adjective. An adverb modifying an adjective answers only one question: To what extent?
Adverbs Modifying Adjectives and Adverbs When an adverb modifies an adjective, it usually comes directly before the adjective, as shown in the examples in the following chart: Adverbs Modifying Adjectives very glad almost ready absolutely wrong entirely grateful
Adverbs Modifying Adverbs Sometimes adverbs are used to sharpen the meaning of other adverbs. An adverb modifying another adverb answers just one question: To what extent?
Adverbs Modifying Adverbs An adverb modifying another adverb generally comes directly before the adverb it modifies. In the following examples, very modifies quickly, almost modifies over, not modifies completely, and only modifies just. Adverbs Modifying Adverbs moved very quickly not completely wrong climbed almost over only just recognizable