What is an Adverb? An adverb is a word that modifies or describes a verb, an adjective, or another adverb. A lot of adverbs end in -ly, but not ALL adverbs do • Adverbs answer the following questions: • Where? • When? • How? • How often? • How long? • To what extent? • How much?
Adverb examples • The sprinter ran swiftly. • How did the sprinter run? Swiftly • I read the paper early on Sunday morning. • When did I read the paper? Early • Jolene was with a very small child. • How small was the child? Very • Dad will sometimes take me to a Lakers game. • When will Dad take me to the game? Sometimes • Put the apples there, and we will eat them later. • Put the apples where? There • When will we eat them? Later
Common Adverbs Where? When? Away Here Inside There Up Down Later Now Soon Then Tomorrow Someday
Common Adverbs How? How often? or How long? Clearly Easily Quietly Slowly Quickly Always Usually Sometimes Never Forever
Common Adverbs • To what extent? Or How much? • Very • Almost • So • Too • More • Least • Not • Extremely • Quite
The Position of Adverbs • Adverbs can appear ANYWHERE in a sentence! • We often study together. • We study together often. • Often we study together.
The Spanish Connection • English: a lot of adverbs end in –ly • Normally • Finally • Exactly • Difficultly • Spanish: a lot of adverbs end in –mente • Normalmente • Finalmente • Exactamente • Dificilmente