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.
Definition: A word that describes/modifies a verb, adjective or another adverb
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
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)
Circle the adverb and draw an arrow to the word it is modifying
Romeo desperately loves Juliet
Adverb – desperately
Verb – loves
Another brawl suddenly broke in the streets of Verona.
Adverb – studdenly
Verb – broke
The Montagues and Capulets are constantly fighting.
Adverb – constantly
Verb – fighting
Romeo thinks Juliet is astonishingly beautiful.
Adverb – astonishingly
Adjective – beautiful
The couple bravely conspired without the consent of their parents.
Adverb – bravely
Verb – conspired
Their plans to marry were most astonishing to readers.
Astonishing – adjective
It proved difficult to keep this very dark secret private.
Very – adverb
Dark - adjective
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