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YOU WILL LEARN ABOUT 
oTHE DEFINITION OF ADVERBS 
oTYPES OF ADVERBS 
oCOMPARISON OF ADVERBS 
oORDER OF ADVERBS
THE DEFINITION 
Adverbs are words that modify: 
• a verb ( He drives slowly ) 
• an adjective ( David is extremely clever)...
Type Example Answer the 
question 
Other adverbs 
Adverb of manner She sings 
beautifully 
How ? Slowly , clearly , 
easil...
Many adverbs are formed by adding –ly to an adjective 
Adjective slow beautiful quiet easy specific 
Adverb slowly beautif...
Forming comparative and superlative adverbs 
Ly adverbs: 
Adjective Adverb Comparative adverb Superlative adverb 
quiet qu...
Other adverbs : 
Adjective Adverb Comparative 
adverb 
Superlative adverb 
hard hard harder than the hardest 
fast fast fa...
Con you tell me where is the adjective and where is the 
adverb?! 
I’ll catch the early train. 
I woke up early this morni...
Adjective Adverb Comparative 
adverb 
Superlative 
adverb 
good well better than the best 
bad badly worse than the worst ...
Position of adverbs : 
Adverb of manner : 
- It comes after the verb or at the end of the sentence. 
She sneaks quietly ou...
Adverb of degree : 
- It comes before what it modifies. 
The exam was so difficult . 
It was too hot. 
Adverb of frequency...
Order of adverbs: 
There is a basic order in which adverbs will 
appear when there is more than one 
verb manner place fre...
Exercise: 
1- Find the adjective in the first sentence and fill the gap with the adverb: 
happily 
•Joanne is happy. She s...
2- Rewrite each sentence with the adverb in brackets in its correct position: 
1) Our friends must write a test. (also) 
2...
For f : urther practice, go to 
http://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/grammar/adjectives-adverbs 
http://theenglishcafe.blogspo...
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Adverbs

  1. 1. YOU WILL LEARN ABOUT oTHE DEFINITION OF ADVERBS oTYPES OF ADVERBS oCOMPARISON OF ADVERBS oORDER OF ADVERBS
  2. 2. THE DEFINITION Adverbs are words that modify: • a verb ( He drives slowly ) • an adjective ( David is extremely clever) • another adverb ( She moved very slowly down the aisle ) • a whole sentence ( Luckily, the car stopped in time ) Adverbs often tell when , where , why , how or how much something happens or happened.
  3. 3. Type Example Answer the question Other adverbs Adverb of manner She sings beautifully How ? Slowly , clearly , easily Adverb of place The concert was held outdoors Where ? Away , here , up , there Adverb of time I’ll see you tomorrow When ? Later , now , soon Adverb of frequency I never arrive late How often? Always , usually , forever Adverb of degree It was too hot! How much? Extremely, so , very , almost
  4. 4. Many adverbs are formed by adding –ly to an adjective Adjective slow beautiful quiet easy specific Adverb slowly beautifully quietly easily specifically Note : There are some adjectives also end in –ly, including costly, manly, deadly, friendly, lively, and timely. These are not adverbs
  5. 5. Forming comparative and superlative adverbs Ly adverbs: Adjective Adverb Comparative adverb Superlative adverb quiet quietly less quietly than the most quietly careful carefully more carefully than the least carefully happy happily more happily than the most happily I speak English more fluently now than last year. She visited one of the most quietly beautiful places on earth. He drives less carefully than his brother.
  6. 6. Other adverbs : Adjective Adverb Comparative adverb Superlative adverb hard hard harder than the hardest fast fast faster than the fastest early early earlier than the earliest He worked harder than ever before. The earliest we could arrive there is 7:30. He came earlier than always.
  7. 7. 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 noun. This is the adv. because it comes after the verb.
  8. 8. Adjective Adverb Comparative adverb Superlative adverb good well better than the best bad badly worse than the worst far far further/farther than the furthest/farthest Irregular adverbs : He walked farther than me. Our team played worst of all. She can dance much better than she has!
  9. 9. 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 comes at the end of the sentence. I will tell you the story tomorrow. - But if you want to put more emphasis, you should put it at the beginning of the sentence. Tomorrow, I will tell you the story . • Adverb of place : - It comes after the object. I didn’t see him here. - If there is no object, it comes after the main verb. He stayed behind.
  10. 10. 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. Note: The adverbs often, usually, sometimes and occasionally can also 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 .
  11. 11. Order of adverbs: There is a basic order in which adverbs will appear when there is more than one verb manner place frequency time Dad walks impatiently into town every afternoon before supper to get a newspaper
  12. 12. Exercise: 1- Find the adjective in the first sentence and fill the gap with the adverb: happily •Joanne is happy. She smiles…………….. •The boy is loud. He shouts……………. loudly •Her English is fluent. She speaks English…………….. fluently •Our mum was angry. She spoke to us………….. angrily •My neighbor is a careless driver. He drives……………. carelessly •The painter is awful. He paints …………. awfully •Jim is a wonderful piano player. He plays the piano…………….. wonderfully •This girl is very quiet. She often sneaks out of the house…………… quietly •She is a good dancer. She dances really…………. well •This exercise is simple. You……….. have to put one word in each space. simply
  13. 13. 2- Rewrite each sentence with the adverb in brackets in its correct position: 1) Our friends must write a test. (also) 2) I was joking. (only) 3) Did you enjoy the flight? (both) 4) Mary watches TV. (hardly ever) 5) He drives his car. (carefully) 6) The children play football. (well) 7) We went to the cinema. (yesterday) 8) John fell off the bike. (almost) 9) Her boyfriend will buy her some flowers. (probably) 10) My uncle is moving to Stockholm soon. (definitely)
  14. 14. For f : urther practice, go to http://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/grammar/adjectives-adverbs http://theenglishcafe.blogspot.com.es/search/label  /Adverbs http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/topic/adverbs  http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglis  h/flatmates/episode85/languagepoint.shtml http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/cou  rse/lower-intermediate/unit-4/session-2 http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/cou  rse/lower-intermediate/unit-4/session-3

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