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Adverbs. Definition: A word that describes/modifies a verb, adjective or another adverb. Adverbs and Verbs. Adverbs answer the following questions about verbs Where? Ex: The bird was chirping downstairs. When? Ex: The bird chirped today. How? Ex: The bird chirped loudly.

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Adverbs

Adverbs

Definition: A word that describes/modifies a verb, adjective or another adverb


Adverbs and verbs
Adverbs and Verbs

  • Adverbs answer the following questions about verbs

    • Where? Ex: The bird was chirping downstairs.

    • When? Ex:The bird chirped today.

    • How? Ex:The bird chirped loudly.

    • How long? Or How much? Ex: The bird chirped constantly


Adverbs and adjectives
Adverbs and Adjectives

  • Adverbs can be used to modify an adjective and give more detail to a sentence

    • Usually, adverbs are used to answer the following about adjectives: How much? And to what extent?

    • Ex: The cheese is moldy

      • The cheese is extremely moldy

    • Ex: I am tired

      • I am very tired

  • The adverbs most commonly used to modify adjectives are: very, too, and so.


Adverbs and other adverbs
Adverbs and Other Adverbs

  • Adverbs can be used to modify other adverbs by giving more detail and answering the question: How much? Or To what extent?

    • Ex: Calvin was never late

      • Calvin was almost never late

    • Ex: We’ll meet afterward

      • We’ll meet shortly afterward


Remember
Remember!

Adverbs can modify verbs, adjectives and other adverbs

Adverbs are used to add more detail to a sentence

Adverbs often end in –ly BUT, not always AND some –ly words ARE NOT adverbs


Adverbs forms used to compare
Adverbs Forms Used to Compare

Positive – descriptive statement

Comparative – compare one action to another (Usually add –er or more, BUT NOT BOTH)

Superlative – make the statement that action exceeds another in a certain quality (Usually add –est or most BUT NOT BOTH)



Practice
Practice

Circle the adverb and draw an arrow to the word it is modifying

Romeo desperately loves Juliet

Adverb – desperately

Verb – loves


Practice1
Practice

Another brawl suddenly broke in the streets of Verona.

Adverb – studdenly

Verb – broke

The Montagues and Capulets are constantly fighting.

Adverb – constantly

Verb – fighting


Practice2
Practice

Romeo thinks Juliet is astonishingly beautiful.

Adverb – astonishingly

Adjective – beautiful

The couple bravely conspired without the consent of their parents.

Adverb – bravely

Verb – conspired


Practice3
Practice

Their plans to marry were most astonishing to readers.

Most- adverb

Astonishing – adjective

It proved difficult to keep this very dark secret private.

Very – adverb

Dark - adjective


Practice4
Practice

Juliet is almost always happy to talk to the nurse.

Almost – adverb

Always – adverb

Happy – adjective

I am very rarely displeased with Shakespeare’s writing.

Very – adverb

Rarely – adverb

Displeased - verb