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What is an adverb?. An adverb is a word that modifies a verb, and adjective, or another adverb. Explorers eagerly chase adventure. Eagerly is an adverb because it is modifying the verb, chase. Some explorers visit amazingly beautiful places.

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what is an adverb
What is an adverb?
  • An adverb is a word that modifies a verb, and adjective, or another adverb.
    • Explorers eagerlychase adventure.
      • Eagerly is an adverb because it is modifying the verb, chase.
    • Some explorers visit amazinglybeautiful places.
      • Amazingly is an adverb because it is modifying the adjective, beautiful.
    • Others quitebravelyexplore the unknown- space.
      • Quite is an adverb because it is modifying the adverb, bravely, which is modifying the verb explore.
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Adverbs answer the questions how, when, where, or towhatextent.

- How? suddenly, carefully, sadly

- When? now, later, soon

- Where? there, up, ahead

- To What Extent? completely, totally, fully

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Adverbs can appear in different positions in sentences.

    • The tourists boarded the bus eagerly. (after the verb)
    • The tourists eagerly boarded the bus. (before the verb)
    • Eagerly, the tourists boarded the bus. (at the beginning)
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Adverbs that modify adjectives or other adverbs usually come directly before the words they modify. They usually answer the question to what extent.

    • Marco Polo told really wonderful tales of China.
      • Really modifies the adjective, wonderful.
    • People were very eager to hear his stories.
      • Very modifies the adjective, eager.
    • They nearly always hung on every word.
      • Nearly modifies the adverb, always.
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Many adverbs are formed by adding the suffix, -ly to the end of an adjective. Sometimes the spelling if the base word changes when –ly is added.

    • Near: add –ly to make it an adverb- nearly
    • Gentle: drop the e and add –ly to make it an adverb- gently
    • Easy: change the y to i and add –ly to make it an adverb- easily
comparative adverbs
Comparative adverbs
  • The comparative form of an adverb is used when you compare a person or thing with one other person or thing.
    • He finished sooner than she did.
  • If the adverb has one syllable, add an –er to make it comparative.
    • slow = slower
    • soon = sooner
  • If the adverb has two or more syllables, add more to the beginning to make it comparative.
    • calmly = more calmly
    • briskly = more briskly
superlative adverbs
Superlative adverbs
  • The superlative form of an adverb is used when you are comparing a person or thing with more than one other person or thing.
    • He is the quickest of the three boys.
  • If the adverb has one syllable, add an –est to make it superlative.
    • slow = slowest
    • soon = soonest
  • If the adverb has two or more syllables, add most to the beginning to make it superlative.
    • Calmly = most calmly
    • Briskly = most briskly
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Use only one sign of comparison at a time.

  • Do NOT use more and –er together or most and –est together.
    • Incorrect: That beach has the most whitest sand.
    • Correct: That beach has the whitest sand.
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The comparative and superlative forms of some adjectives and adverbs are completely different words:

    • good, better, best
    • bad, worse, worst
    • well, better, best
    • much, more, most
    • little, less, least