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ADVERBS. YOU WILL LEARN ABOUT. THE DEFINITION OF ADVERBS TYPES OF ADVERBS COMPARISON OF ADVERBS ORDER OF ADVERBS. THE DEFINITION. Adverbs are words that modify: a verb ( He drives slowly ) an adjective ( David is extremely clever)

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YOU WILL LEARN ABOUT

  • THE DEFINITION OF ADVERBS
  • TYPES OF ADVERBS
  • COMPARISON OF ADVERBS
  • ORDER OF ADVERBS
the definition
THE DEFINITION
  • Adverbs are words that modify:
    • a verb ( He drives slowly )
    • an adjective ( David is extremely clever)
    • another adverb ( She moved very slowly down the aisle )
    • a whole sentence ( Luckily, the car stopped in time )

Adverbs often tell when , where , why , how or how much something happens or happened.

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Many adverbs are formed by adding –ly to an adjective

Note :

There are some adjectives also end in –ly, including costly, manly, deadly, friendly, lively, and timely.

These are not adverbs

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Forming comparative and superlative adverbs

Ly adverbs:

I speak English more fluently now than last year.

Jack works the most quietly

He drives less carefully than his brother.

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Other adverbs :

He worked harder than ever before.

He is the fastest runner on the competition.

He came earlier than always.

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Con you tell me where is the adjective and where is the adverb?!

    • I’ll catch the early train.
    • I woke up early this morning.
  • This is the adj. because it comes before the n.
  • This is the adv. because it comes after the v.
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Irregular adverbs :

Her house is farther than mine.

Our team played worstof all.

Her hand writing is better than her friend.

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Position of adverbs :

  • Adverb of manner :
  • it comes after the verb or at the end of the sentence.
  • She sneaks quietly out of the house.
  • Their teacher speaks quietly.
  • Adverb of time :
  • -It usually come at the end of the sentence.
  • I will tell you the story tomorrow.
  • -But if you want to emphasis on the time you should put it at the beginning of the sentence.
  • Tomorrow, I will tell you the story .
  • Adverb of place :
  • -It comes after the direct object.
  • I didn’t see him here.
  • -If there is no object it comes after the main verb
  • He stayed behind.
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Adverb of degree :

  • - It comes before what it modifies.
  • The exam was so difficult that I didn´t finish it.
  • It was too hot to wear a coat.
  • Adverb of frequency :
  • -It comes before the main verb.
  • I always get up at 6:00.
  • -Or between the auxiliary and the main verb.
  • He doesn’t always play tennis.
  • Mandy can usually play football on Sundays.
  • -Or after the verb to be.
  • Susan is never late.
  • -The adverbs often, usually, sometimes and occasionally can go at the beginning of the sentence.
  • Sometimes, I go swimming.
  • -The adverbs rarely and seldom can go at the end of a sentence.
  • He eats fish very seldom .
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Order of adverbs:

    • There is a basic order in which adverbs will appear when there is more than one
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Exercise:

  • 1- Find the adjective in the first sentence and fill the gap with the adverb:
  • Joanne is happy. She smiles……………..
  • The boy is loud. He shouts…………….
  • Her English is fluent. She speaks English……………..
  • Our mum was angry. She spoke to us…………..
  • My neighbor is a careless driver. He drives…………….
  • The painter is awful. He paints ………….
  • Jim is a wonderful piano player. He plays the piano……………..
  • This girl is very quiet. She often sneaks out of the house……………
  • She is a good dancer. She dances really………….
  • This exercise is simple. You……….. have to put one word in each space.
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REFERENCES:

Interactions2 Grammar book

www.grammar.ccc.comment.edu

www.learnenglish.ed

www.englisch-hilfen.de

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