Adverbs

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Adverbs

  1. 1. ADVERBS * An adverb is a word that modifies a verb, an adjective, or another adverb. * Adverbs may indicate time, place, degree, manner, affirmation, or negation
  2. 2. When modifying a verb, adverbs tell when, where, or how the action occurs • 1. The movie started late. (when?) • 2. I lost my keys here yesterday. (where? when?) • 3. Gracefully, Tanya danced across the stage. (how?)
  3. 3. • When modifying an adjective or adverb, adverbs emphasize, or tell to what degree * These adverbs are called intensifiers • • • • 1. Sally is very generous. (to what degree is Sally generous?) 2. That cat can run quite fast. (to what degree is the cat fast?) 3. Mrs. Severino is exceptionally healthy. (to what degree is she healthy?) 4. CTK students work rather carefully. (to what degree do they work carefully?)
  4. 4. 1. Yesterday, Brad proposed to his girlfriend. 2. She did not expect the ring to be so beautiful. 3. Laila immediately updated her Facebook status. 4. Brad said, “Now we will have to plan our wedding.” 5. “Sit here and look at these Modern Bride magazines.” 6. The couple was very happy!
  5. 5. * Negative Adverbs express negation (no) * A negative adverb changes the meaning of a sentence to have the opposite meaning. 1. 2. 3. Stan is not on our team. Lucy never played the harp. Elise could find her jacket nowhere. • The negative adverb not may be shortened as part of a contraction. EX: isn’t, can’t, didn’t **AVOID USING DOUBLE NEGATIVES! Two negative words in a sentence cancel each other out. This error is called a double negative. EX: dn = I don’t have no money. Correct = I don’t have any money. OR I have no money.
  6. 6. * Interrogative adverbs are used in asking questions: - How When Why Where • COMPARISON of ADVERBS: ⇒ Positive degree – well, far, soon, quickly ⇒ Comparative degree – better, farther, sooner, more quickly ⇒ Superlative degree – best, farthest, soonest, most quickly Txt. Pg. 431 – 432 - 433
  7. 7. * Interrogative adverbs are used in asking questions: - How When Why Where • COMPARISON of ADVERBS: ⇒ Positive degree – well, far, soon, quickly ⇒ Comparative degree – better, farther, sooner, more quickly ⇒ Superlative degree – best, farthest, soonest, most quickly Txt. Pg. 431 – 432 - 433

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