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Adverbs. Definition: A word that describes/modifies a verb, adjective or another adverb. Adverbs and Verbs. Adverbs answer the following questions about verbs Where? Ex: The bird was chirping downstairs. When? Ex: The bird chirped today. How? Ex: The bird chirped loudly.

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adverbs

Adverbs

Definition: A word that describes/modifies a verb, adjective or another adverb

adverbs and verbs
Adverbs and Verbs
  • Adverbs answer the following questions about verbs
    • Where? Ex: The bird was chirping downstairs.
    • When? Ex:The bird chirped today.
    • How? Ex:The bird chirped loudly.
    • How long? Or How much? Ex: The bird chirped constantly
adverbs and adjectives
Adverbs and Adjectives
  • Adverbs can be used to modify an adjective and give more detail to a sentence
    • Usually, adverbs are used to answer the following about adjectives: How much? And to what extent?
    • Ex: The cheese is moldy
      • The cheese is extremely moldy
    • Ex: I am tired
      • I am very tired
  • The adverbs most commonly used to modify adjectives are: very, too, and so.
adverbs and other adverbs
Adverbs and Other Adverbs
  • Adverbs can be used to modify other adverbs by giving more detail and answering the question: How much? Or To what extent?
    • Ex: Calvin was never late
      • Calvin was almost never late
    • Ex: We’ll meet afterward
      • We’ll meet shortly afterward
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Remember!

Adverbs can modify verbs, adjectives and other adverbs

Adverbs are used to add more detail to a sentence

Adverbs often end in –ly BUT, not always AND some –ly words ARE NOT adverbs

adverbs forms used to compare
Adverbs Forms Used to Compare

Positive – descriptive statement

Comparative – compare one action to another (Usually add –er or more, BUT NOT BOTH)

Superlative – make the statement that action exceeds another in a certain quality (Usually add –est or most BUT NOT BOTH)

practice
Practice

Circle the adverb and draw an arrow to the word it is modifying

Romeo desperately loves Juliet

Adverb – desperately

Verb – loves

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Practice

Another brawl suddenly broke in the streets of Verona.

Adverb – studdenly

Verb – broke

The Montagues and Capulets are constantly fighting.

Adverb – constantly

Verb – fighting

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Practice

Romeo thinks Juliet is astonishingly beautiful.

Adverb – astonishingly

Adjective – beautiful

The couple bravely conspired without the consent of their parents.

Adverb – bravely

Verb – conspired

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Practice

Their plans to marry were most astonishing to readers.

Most- adverb

Astonishing – adjective

It proved difficult to keep this very dark secret private.

Very – adverb

Dark - adjective

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Practice

Juliet is almost always happy to talk to the nurse.

Almost – adverb

Always – adverb

Happy – adjective

I am very rarely displeased with Shakespeare’s writing.

Very – adverb

Rarely – adverb

Displeased - verb

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