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    • Lesson 1: Adverbs Modifying Verbs
    ADVERBS
  • WHAT ARE ADVERBS? Adverb: is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or another adverb.
    • An adverb tells…
    • HOW (grandly, quickly, happily)
    • WHEN (rarely, later, immediately, often, usually)
    • WHERE (downstairs, below, here)
    EXAMPLE: The bandit ran quickly to his getaway car. ( Quickly describes the action verb ran .)
  • Positioning of Adverbs
    • Before the verb : The guests often dined at that restaurant.
    • After the verb : The guests dined often at that restaurant.
    • At the beginning : Often guests dined at that restaurant.
    • At the end : Guests dined at that restaurant often .
  • Video Clip Time!
    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8JBnTXMcaJo
  • Did you know?
    • Most adverbs are formed by adding –ly to an adjective. EXAMPLES: actively, fondly, quietly, quickly.
    • However, some adverbs are exceptions. EXAMPLES: after, often, now, and later.
  • LESSON 2 Adverbs Modifying Adverbs and Adjectives
    • Adverbs intensify the meaning of other adverbs and adjectives.
    ADVERBS OFTEN USED TO DESCRIBE ADVERBS AND ADJECTIVES ARE: very too almost so really partly quite nearly somewhat totally extremely barely hardly rather usually partly
  • Let’s watch a video…
    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWYmEICNgOQ
  • EXAMPLES: Adverbs modifying Adjectives
    • She became a very popular school president.
    • He became an extremely famous chef.
  • EXAMPLES Adverb modifying other Adverbs :
    • She entered school unusually late in life .
    • He learned where his classes were quite quickly.
  • LESSON 3 / Adverbs That Compare
    • COMPARATIVE form of an adverb compares two actions or things.
    • SUPERLATIVE form of an adverb compares more than two actions or things
  • Comparing One-Syllable Adverbs
    • For most adverbs of only 1 syllable, add –er to make the comparative form and –est to make the superlative form.
    • *EXAMPLE / COMPARATIVE : Ronald Reagan served longer as president than Jimmy Carter.
    • *EXAMPLE / SUPERLATIVE : Franklin Roosevelt served longest of any president.
  • Comparing Two-Syllable Adverbs
    • For adverbs that end in –ly or that have more than one syllable, use the word more to form the comparative and most to form the superlative .
    • *EXAMPLE / COMPARATIVE: Our class studied Roosevelt more thoroughly than Reagan.
    • *EXAMPLE / SUPERLATIVE: We studied Lincoln most thoroughly of all.
  • Irregular Comparative Forms ADVERB COMPARATIVE SUPERLATIVE well better best badly worse worst Little (amount) less least Far (distance) farther farthest Far (degree) further furthest
  • NEXT: Lesson 4 Telling Adjectives and Adverbs Apart
    • Martha Washington was happy at Mount Vernon.
    • Martha Washington lived happily at Mount Vernon.
    • *In the first sentence, happy is a predicate adjective. It follows the linking verb was and modifies the subject.
    • *In the second sentence, happily is an adverb. It modifies the action verb lived .
  • EXAMPLES / Telling Adjectives from Adverbs ADJECTIVE ADVERB The sound is bad . The actor sang badly . The band sounds good . The band played well . Music is a real art. Music is really popular. A pianist needs sure hands. Piano music is surely popular. Most pianos have 88 keys. Piano strings almost never break.
  • LESSON 5 Avoiding Double Negatives (403-404)
    • The adverb not is a negative word , expressing the idea of “no” in a sentence. The word not often appears in its shortened form, the contraction – n’t
    Is not=isn’t Cannot= can’t Have not= haven’t Was not= wasn’t Could not= couldn’t Had not= hadn’t Were not= were’t Do not = don’t Would not= wouldn’t Will not = won’t Did not= didn’t Should not= shouldn’t
  • Negative and Affirmative Words NEGATIVE AFFIRMATIVE never Ever, always nobody Anybody, somebody none One, all, some, any No one Everyone, someone nothing Something, anything nowhere Somewhere, anywhere
  • AVOID USING DOUBLE NEGATIVES!!
    • Lincoln hadn’t never gone to college.
    • Nobody didn’t get it right.
    • *What are the double negatives in the above two sentences?
    • DID YOU KNOW You can correct a double negative by removing one of the negative words or by replacing it with an affirmative word?