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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


Remember

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)


Say what

Say What?


Practice

Practice

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

Romeo desperately loves Juliet

Adverb – desperately

Verb – loves


Practice1

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


Practice2

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


Practice3

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


Practice4

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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