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Adverbs Degrees - Positive, Comparative, Superlative Interrogative Adverbs Adverbs VS. Adjectives Adverbs VS. Direct Objects ADVERB LIST
What is an adverb? Adverbs modify three things: Verbs Adjectives Other Adverbs An adverb tells you many things: How? When? Where? Why? How Much (to what extent)?
Adverbs modify verbs Adverbs modify verbs, answering the questions How? Worked quietly Where? The soldiers marched forward When? She visits often ADVERB LIST
Adverbs modify adjectives Adverbs modify adjectives, answering the question To what extent The light was very bright The barrel was almost full ADVERB LIST
Adverbs modify adverbs Adverbs modify adverbs, answering the question To what extent He walked veryslowly The movie finished tooabruptly ADVERB LIST
Adverbs VS. adjectives Adjectives modify NOUNS Used as a complement after a linking verb Adverbs modify VERBS, ADJECTIVES, and OTHER ADVERBS Never can be used as a complement ADVERB LIST
Degrees of adverbs Positive = No comparison Comparative = Compares two people or things Superlative = Compares more than two people or things
Modifying adverbs All adverbs that have an “ly” ending form their comparative and superlative forms by adding the adverbs more or most in front of it.
AFFIRMATION and NEGATION Tell whether or not a fact is true Negation Adverbs = Nowhere, Scarcely, Not, Never Affirmation Adverbs = Yes, No
Interrogative adverbs Answers the questions How? Where did you put my book? Where? When did you visit grandma? Why? Why did you fail that last exam? When? How did you work that problem?
Adverbs VS. nouns Nouns (Direct objects) answer the question WHAT? or WHO? He bought some vegetables. (answers What?) She visits Devin. (answers Who?) Adverbs answer the question HOW?, WHERE?, WHY?, and WHEN? He went home. (answers Where?) I left last week. (answers When?)
Need more adverb practice? HUGE ADVERB LIST COMMON ADVERB LIST uOttowa Grammar Owl Grammar