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Adverbs. SC English. Adverbs. Modify (describe) a verb, adjective, or another adverb. Most words that end in –ly are adverbs. Not and n’t are always adverbs Most adverbs modify verbs. If the verb being modified is part of a verb phrase, the adjective modifies the whole phrase.

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adverbs

Adverbs

SC English

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Adverbs

Modify (describe) a verb, adjective, or another adverb.

Most words that end in –ly are adverbs.

Not and n’t are always adverbs

Most adverbs modify verbs.

If the verb being modified is part of a verb phrase, the adjective modifies the whole phrase.

Example: My friends will be gone soon.

What is the adverb?

What is it modifying?

adverbs answer questions
Adverbs answer questions
  • How?
    • When the football was snapped, Troy moved quickly and made the tackle.
  • When?
    • He celebrated after making the play.
  • How often?
    • Mr. Swartos never assigns too much homework.
  • Where?
    • It is here.
  • To what extent?
    • After football Troy was very tired.
interrogative adverbs
Interrogative Adverbs
  • Commonly used to answer questions
  • There are 4 of them:
  • How
  • Where
  • When
  • Why
what is it modifying
What is it modifying?
  • Adverbs that modify verbs can be anywhere in the sentence, they do not need to be near the words they modify.
  • Adverbs that modify adjectives or other adverbs are usually found right before the word they modify.
you try it
You try it!
  • Tell me what each adverb modifies in the following sentences.
  • Billy is too tall.
  • Quickly he finished his homework.
  • Tommy moved quite slowly.
  • My friends will be gone soon.
assignment
Assignment
  • P.360, Ex. 17, 19, and 21
  • Good luck!