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Course Title Grammar (2)
Course Code& Number Eng 142
Credit hours 2X2= 4 hrs
Pre-requisite Eng 141
Instructor Dr. Shadia Yousef Banjar

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  • 1. ADVERBS
    By
    Bodoor Atiq Alharbi
  • 2. YOU WILL LEARN ABOUT
    • THE DEFINITION OF ADVERBS
    • 3. TYPES OF ADVERBS
    • 4. COMPARISON OF ADVERBS
    • 5. ORDER OF ADVERBS
  • THE DEFINITION
    Adverbs are words that modify:
    • a verb ( He drives slowly )
    • 6. an adjective ( David is extremely clever)
    • 7. another adverb ( She moved very slowly down the aisle )
    • 8. a whole sentence ( Luckily, the car stopped in time )
    Adverbs often tell when , where , why , how or how much something happens or happened.
  • 9. types of adverbs
  • 10. Many adverbs are formed by adding –ly to an adjective
    Note :
    There are some adjectives also end in –ly, including costly, manly, deadly, friendly, lively, and timely.
    These are not adverbs
  • 11. Forming comparative and superlative adverbs
    Ly adverbs:
    I speak English more fluently now than last year.
    Jack is the most quietly student.
    He drives less carefully than his brother.
  • 12. Other adverbs :
    He worked harder than ever before.
    He is the fastest runner on the competition.
    He came earlier than always.
  • 13. Con you tell me where is the adjective and where is the adverb?!
    I’ll catch the early train.
    I woke up early this morning.
    This is the adj. because it comes before the n.
    This is the adv. because it comes after the v.
  • 14. Irregular adverbs :
    Her house is farther than mine.
    Our team played worstof all.
    Her hand writing is better than her friend.
  • 15. Position of adverbs :
    Adverb of manner :
    it comes after the verb or at the end of the sentence.
    She sneaks quietly out of the house.
    Their teacher speaks quietly.
    Adverb of time :
    -It usually come at the end of the sentence.
    I will tell you the story tomorrow.
    -But if you want to emphasis on the time you should put it at the beginning of the sentence.
    Tomorrow, I will tell you the story .
    Adverb of place :
    -It comes after the direct object.
    I didn’t see him here.
    -If there is no object it comes after the main verb
    He stayed behind.
  • 16. Adverb of degree :
    - It comes before what it modifies.
    The exam was so difficult .
    It was too hot.
    Adverb of frequency :
    -It comes before the main verb.
    I always get up at 6:00.
    -Or between the auxiliary and the main verb.
    He doesn’t always play tennis.
    Mandy can usually play football on Sundays.
    -Or after the verb to be.
    Susan is never late.
    -The adverbs often, usually, sometimes and occasionally can go at the beginning of the sentence.
    Sometimes, I go swimming.
    -The adverbs rarely and seldom can go at the end of a sentence.
    He eats fish very seldom .
  • 17. Order of adverbs:
    There is a basic order in which adverbs will appear when there is more than one
  • 18. Exercise:
    1- Find the adjective in the first sentence and fill the gap with the adverb:
    • Joanne is happy. She smiles……………..
    • 19. The boy is loud. He shouts…………….
    • 20. Her English is fluent. She speaks English……………..
    • 21. Our mum was angry. She spoke to us…………..
    • 22. My neighbor is a careless driver. He drives…………….
    • 23. The painter is awful. He paints ………….
    • 24. Jim is a wonderful piano player. He plays the piano……………..
    • 25. This girl is very quiet. She often sneaks out of the house……………
    • 26. She is a good dancer. She dances really………….
    • 27. This exercise is simple. You……….. have to put one word in each space.
  • 2- Rewrite each sentence with the adverb in brackets in its correct position:
  • 28. REFERENCES:
    Interactions2 Grammar book
    www.grammar.ccc.comment.edu
    www.learnenglish.ed
    www.englisch-hilfen.de