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Adverbs. Adverbs modify verbs adjectives other adverbs quantifiers and whole sentences. They answer the questions How? When? Where? How often? How sure?. Adverbs that modify verbs can go in several different places in a sentence. At the beginning At the end After the helping verb.

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adverbs modify verbs adjectives other adverbs quantifiers and whole sentences
Adverbs modifyverbsadjectivesother adverbsquantifiersandwhole sentences
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Adverbs that modify verbs can go in several different places in a sentence.At the beginningAt the endAfter the helping verb
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Adverbs that modify adjectives and other adverbs go directly before the words they modify.She is always late.
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Add –ly to adjectives to form many adverbs.Quick – quicklycareful – carefullynice – nicelyeasy - easily
many adverbs do not end in ly
Fast

Here

Late

Often

Now

There

Sometimes

Today

Upstairs

Downstairs

Very

Well

Yesterday

Inside

Outside

Always

Many adverbs do not end in –ly.
adverbs of manner tell how something happens fast slowly well badly carefully patiently right
Adverbs of manner tell how something happens.Fast, slowlywell, badlycarefullypatientlyright
position of adverbs of manner

Position of adverbs of manner:

After the main verb when there is no object.

After the verb + object

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Many adverbs of manner are formed from adjectives + lyAdjectives that end in –y drop the -y and add –ilyAdjectives that end in –ic or –ical add -ally

irregular forms of adverbs and adjectives
Irregular forms of adverbs and adjectives:
  • Fast
  • Hard
  • Right
  • Wrong
  • Loud
  • Long
  • Friendly, lively, lovely, lonely
  • Good, well
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Adverbs of place tell where something is or where it happens. (location). They also express where something or someone is going (direction).Here, there, up, down, in, out, inside, together, back, away

position of adverb of place

Position of adverb of place:

After the main verb when there is no object, or after verb + object

Direction adverbs always come after a pronoun object

adverbs of time tell when something happens yesterday tomorrow afterwards now early late then
Adverbs of time tell when something happens. Yesterday, tomorrow, afterwards, now, early, late, then
position of adverbs of time

Position of adverbs of time.

At the beginning or at the end of the clause

Early and late go at the end

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Yesterday, I took the children to the movies.I took the children to the movies yesterday.I went home early.She came late.
position of adverbs of frequency

Position of adverbs of frequency

After the subject and be.

Before other main verbs

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Adverbs of possibility tell howsure we are about somethingcertainly, definitely, probably, perhaps, maybe, possibly
position of adverbs of possibility

Position of adverbs of possibility

Perhaps and maybe are at the beginning of the sentence

The others go after the subject and be but before other main verbs

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Adverbs of degree make the word they modify stronger or weaker.Extremely, too, very, so, really, quite, enough, almost, hardly
position of adverbs of degree

Position of adverbs of degree

Before the word they modify

Enough comes after the word it modifies

they are also called intensifiers they modify verbs adjectives other adverbs and quantifiers
They are also called intensifiers. They modify verbs, adjectives, other adverbs and quantifiers.
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You work too hard.I don’t eat very much.You almost failed the exam.You don’t sleep enoughShe doesn’t try hard enough.
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Enough (quantifier)I have enough money to live comfortably.It comes before the noun Enough (intensifier)You aren’t eating enough.It comes after the noun it modifies.