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Adverb Notes. Definition. An adverb is a word that modifies a verb, an adjective, or another adverb. Adverbs answer the following questions:. Where? How often? or how long? When? To What extent? How? or how much?. Examples.

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Adverb notes

Adverb Notes


Definition

Definition

  • An adverb is a word that modifies a verb, an adjective, or another adverb


Adverbs answer the following questions

Adverbs answer the following questions:

Where? How often? or how long?

When? To What extent?

How? or how much?


Examples

Examples

  • The sprinter ran swiftly. [The adverb swiftly modifies the verb ran and hells how.]

  • I read the funny pages early on Sunday morning. [The adverb early modifies the adjective small and tells to what extent.]


Examples1

Examples

3. Jolene was comforting a very small child. [The adverb very modifies the adjective small and tells to what extent.]

4. The fire blazed too wildly for anyone to enter. [The adverb too modifies the adverb wildly and tells to what extent. The adverb wildly modifies the verb modifies the verb blazed and tells how.]


Examples2

Examples

5. Dad will sometimes quote from Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s speech. [The adverb sometimes modifies the verb will quote and tells how often.]

6. Put the apples there, and we will eat them later. [The adverb there modifies the verb put and tells where. The adverb later modifies the verb will eat and tells when.]


Words often used as adverbs

Words Often Used as Adverbs


Where

Where?

  • Away

  • Here

  • Inside

  • There

  • Up


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When?

  • Later

  • Now

  • Soon

  • Then

  • Tomorrow


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How?

  • Clearly

  • Easily

  • Quietly

  • Slowly


How often or how long

How often? or how long?

  • Always

  • Usually

  • Continuously

  • Never

  • Forever

  • Briefly


To what extent or how much

To what extent? or How much?

  • Almost

  • So

  • Too

  • More

  • Least

  • Extremely

  • Quite

  • Very

  • Not


Take note

Take Note

The word not is nearly always used as an adverb modifying a verb. When not is part of a contraction, as in hadn’t, aren’t, and didn’t, the –n’t is still an adverb and is not part of the verb.


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