Adverbs used to modify a verb adjective or other adverb
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Adverbs – used to modify a verb, adjective or other adverb. Answers the questions : where, when, how, or to what extent (how much or how long) Where – The fire started here . The thief fell down as he ran away. When – She takes notes daily in class.

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Adverbs used to modify a verb adjective or other adverb

Adverbs – used to modify a verb, adjective or other adverb

Answers the questions : where, when, how, or to what extent (how much or how long)

Where – The fire started here.

The thief fell down as he ran away.

When – She takes notes daily in class.

He arrived promptlyfor school.

How - The accident occurred suddenly.

She spoke carefully to the child.

To what extent –

We should never become upset.

The escaped convicts ran far.


Adverbs used to modify a verb adjective or other adverb

Keith workedrapidly.

verb=worked – worked how? RAPIDLY

We livehere now.

verb=live - live where? HERElive when?NOW

The story was veryfunny.

adjective=funnyhow funny? VERY

They had leftratherquickly.

verb=left - how did they leave? QUICKLY

adverb=quickly - how quickly did they leave? RATHER


How adverbs

“How” Adverbs

  • Some adverbs tell how.

  • They usually modify verbs (action words).

  • They often end in –ly.

  • Examples:

    • Kelly talks quickly. (Quickly tells how Kelly talks)

    • Kelly runs fast. (Fast tells how Kelly runs)


Where adverbs

“Where” Adverbs

  • Some adverbs tell WHERE

  • An adverb that tells where usually modifies a verb

  • Fill in the blank examples:

    • My aunt walks ____________.

      • here

      • there

      • in

      • outside

      • far


When adverbs

“When” Adverbs

  • Some adverbs tell when.

  • They usually modify verbs (action words).

  • It will only be one word (not a phrase)

  • Examples:

    • Yesterday he went home.

      • Yesterday tells when he went home.

    • I shall buy a gift for you later.

      • Latertells when I shall buy a gift.


When adverbs1

“When” Adverbs

  • My aunt walks _____________.

  • My aunt walked _____________.

  • My aunt will walk ______________.

    • What when adverbs can finish the sentence?

      • Tonight

      • Today

      • Now

      • Soon

      • Never

      • Nightly

      • Daily


To what extent adverbs

“To What Extent” Adverbs

  • Some adverbs tell to what extent.

  • They usually modify verbs (action words).

  • There are seven common adverbs that tell to what extent:

    • Not, so, very, too, quite, rather, somewhat

    • MEMORIZE THESE WORDS

  • Sometimes these adverbs are within a prepositional phrase.


To what extent adverbs1

“To What Extent” Adverbs

  • Examples:

    • I would rather stay here.

      • Rather tells to what extent I would stay.

    • This is a very pretty picture.

      • Very tells to what extent this is pretty

    • Don’t walk so slowly.

      • So tells to what extent you walk

      • Slowly is also an adverb (tells how you walk)


Adverbs practice

Adverbs Practice

  • Elements of Language

    • page 382 Exercise 8

      • follow the directions and identify the adverb and the verbs modified

    • page 383 Exercise 9

      • follow the directions and identify the adverb and the adjectives modified

    • page 384 Exercise 11

      • follow the directions and identify the adverb and the adverbs modified

        **These exercises must be in your writer’s notebook


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