COW Unit 3 Adverbs Mrs. Tweedy 7th Grade ELA Writing
Adverbs• An adverb is a word that modifies a verb, and adjective, or another adverb.• Adverbs answer the following questions: – How? • The girl walked slowly. – When? • The party starts now. – Where? • My friend is coming over here. – To what extent? • That dinner was very delicious.
Comparative Adverbs• The comparative form of an adverb compares TWO actions. – Add –er or use the word ‘more’ with the adverb. – Do NOT use ‘more’ with an adverb ending in – er. • Fast faster • Quickly more quickly
Superlative Adverbs• The superlative form of an adverb compares MORE than two actions. – Add –est or use the word ‘most’ with the adverb. – Do NOT use –est with the word ‘most’ • Fast Fastest • Quickly Most quickly
Double Negatives• A double negative is the incorrect use of two negative words to convey a negative meaning.• Avoid double negatives by using only one negative word to convey a negative meaning. – Incorrect: The boy didn’t have no shoes on. – Correct: The boy didn’t have shoes on. – Correct: The boy had no shoes on.
Misplaced Modifiers• A modifier can be a single adjective or adverb, or it can be a phrase, such as a prepositional phrase.• A modifier should be as close as possible to the word it modifies.• A misplaced modifier can result in confusing or misleading sentence. – Correct: The girl in the blue jacket saw the robbery. – Incorrect: The girl saw the robbery in the blue jacket.
Accept & Except• Accept – To take or receive – To agree or consent – To consider as true/to believe in• Except – But – Leaving out – Excluding/omitting