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Adverb Francis Gutierrez


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Adverb Francis Gutierrez

  1. 1. ADVERB are the most common kind of verb modifiers. They are usually grouped into adverb of manner & Frequency & adverb of place & Time. By far the most numerous adverbs in English are those ending in ‘ly’
  2. 2. Example: prettily happily quietly beautifully She dresses prettily He lives quietly They sing beautifully We cheered happily The following words often called “Flat” adverbs function both as adverbs or as adjectives without change in form: fast, hard late, straight, etc
  3. 3. Compare: Raul is a fast worker Raul works fast . This is a hard assignment. Father works hard. Some adverb of types that do not end in –ly are always, in, later, once, away, up, often and over. I met her once He is in. You are often absent You go up
  4. 4. There is a small group of adverbs ending in d-or wards that express destination or direction of movement, such as forward(s) afterward(s), backward(s) and downward(s) Example: He took a backward step. Can you write backward(s) The homeward journey was pleasant. They traveled homeward(s) by boat.
  5. 5. is the form of an or e that expresses a degree of the adverb or adjective being used that is greater than any other of the given descriptor. English superlatives are typically formed with the suffix - est (e.g. healthiest, weakest) or the word most (most recent, most interesting).
  6. 6. Carefully more carefully most carefully Freely more freely most freely Easily more easily most easily
  7. 7. These adverbs tell us that in which manner the action occurs or how the action occurs or occurred or will occur. • Examples. • She speaks loudly. He was driving slowly. You replied correctly. He runs fast. They solved the problem easily. Listen to me carefully.
  8. 8. • Adverb of place tells us about the place of action or where action occurs/occurred/will occur. e.g. here, there, near, somewhere, outside, ahead, on the top, at some place. • Examples. • He will come here. The children are playing outside. He was standing near the wall. They were flying kites on the top of hill. He lives somewhere in New York. She went upstairs.
  9. 9. • These adverbs tell us about the time of action. e.g. now, then, soon, tomorrow, yesterday, today, tonight, again, early, yesterday. • Examples. • I will buy a computer tomorrow. The guest came yesterday. Do it now. She is still waiting for her brother. He got up early in the morning.
  10. 10. • Adverbs of frequency tell us how many times the action occurs or occurred or will occur. e.g. daily, sometimes, often, seldom, usually, frequently, always, ever, generally, rarely, monthly, yearly. • Examples. • He goes to school daily. She never smokes. He is always late for class. They always come in time. Barking dogs seldom bite. The employees are paid monthly. The employees are paid every month.