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ADVERBS. Writing with Adverbs. A word that describes a verb is an ADVERB. Some adverbs answer the question “how?” The dog barked LOUDLY. The tiger waits PATIENTLY. The girl sits QUIETLY. Adverbs that tell Where and When. Some adverbs answer the question “Where?”

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writing with adverbs
Writing with Adverbs
  • A word that describes a verb is an ADVERB. Some adverbs answer the question “how?”
  • The dog barked LOUDLY.
  • The tiger waits PATIENTLY.
  • The girl sits QUIETLY.
adverbs that tell where and when
Adverbs that tell Where and When.
  • Some adverbs answer the question “Where?”
  • It has beautiful pictures INSIDE.
  • Some adverbs answer the question “When?”
  • Let’s travel to the beach TODAY.
adverbs that compare
Adverbs That Compare
  • Comparing two actions:
    • If the adverb ends in -ly, use more.
    • The boy worked more steadily than me.
    • Other adverbs, use the ending -er.
    • The cow ran faster than the snail.
adverbs that compare6
Adverbs That Compare
  • Comparing three or more actions.
    • If the adverb ends in -ly, use most.
    • The woman sang most beautifully of all.
    • Other adverbs, use the ending -est.
    • The ant worked the hardest of all the insects.
using words that mean no
Using Words That Mean “NO.”
  • Careful speakers do not use two words that mean no (not, none, nobody, never, etc…) in the same sentence.
  • Wrong: I don’t know no one named Sue.
  • Correct: I don’t know anyone named Sue.