Grammar Unit. Adverbs. Let’s Review . . . The adverb is the fifth of the eight parts of speech. Just for the record, here are all eight: Noun Pronoun Adjective Verb Adverb Preposition Conjunction Interjection. First, let's start with a basic definition: . Adverbs modify verbs.
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The adverb is the fifth of the eight parts of speech. Just for the record, here are all eight:
Without looking at your notes, what are the FIVE questions that adverbsanswer?
TO WHAT EXTENT:
Let’s try some practice sentences . . .
The two dark cats were walking slowly on the fence.
Slowly - modifies the verb walking and tells how the cats were walking
Now it is time to trim the very long grass in the front yard.
Now - modifies the verb is and tells when.
Very - modifies the adjective long and tells to what extent
She is never too easily frightened away.
Never - modifies the verb is and tells how often.
Too - modifies the adverb easily and tells to what extent.
Easily - modifies the adjective frightened and tells how.
Away - modifies the adjective frightened and tells where.
Find a partner, copy 3 sentences from a book, and identify any and all adverbs in the sentences.
Be prepared to share with the class!
Identify the adverbs in the following sentences.
In a newspaper or magazine, find an article that interests you and is more than 10 sentences in length.
Tape the article to a clean sheet of paper.
With a LIGHTGREEN pencil or pen, underline and number all the adverb in the article.
On the paper, identify the type of adverb it is.
Due Tomorrow at the beginning of class.