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Homepage Homepage Study Work Sheet Parts of Speech Adverb Definition:
| An adverb is a word used to describe or modify a verb, an adjective, or another adverb. Some adverbs have degrees of comparison:
the positive, the comparative, and the superlative (fast, faster, fastest). Most adverbs are formed by adding "ly" to the adjective.
Eg. Adjective: frequent Adverb: frequently
|1) An adverb modifying a verb: John frequently helps his mother. adverb: frequently verb: helps|
|2) An adverb modifying an adjective: That idea is simply marvelous. adverb: simply adjective: marvelous|
|3) An adverb modifying an adverb: The carpenter works more skillfully than his assistant. adverbs: more and skillfully|
|The four kinds of adverbs are: manners, place, time, and degree. (kinds=types)|
|1. Adverbs of Manner: tell us the manner or way in which something happens. Adverbs of Manner mainly modify verbs.|
| Eg. John runs slowly. verb: runs adverb: slowly John sang joyously for us. verb: sang adverb: joyously|
|2. Adverbs of Place: tell us the place where this happened. Adverbs of Place mainly modify verbs.|
|Eg. Please stand here. verb: stand adverb: here We walked everywhere. verb: walked adverb: everywhere|
|3. Adverbs of Time: tell us about the time that something happens. Adverbs of Time mainly modify verbs.|
|Eg. John arrived today. verb: arrived adverb: today The milk is delivered daily. verb: delivered adverb: daily|
|4. Adverbs of Degree: tell us the degree or extent to which something happens. Adverbs of Degree can modify|
verbs, adjectives, or other adverbs.
| Eg. John entirely disagrees with her. verb: disagrees adverb: entirely |
Jane is very smart. adjective: smart adverb: very
John spoke quite eloquently. adverbs: quite and eloquently.
|The four kinds of adverbs are: manners, place, time, and degree. (kinds=types) (see lists)|
|1. Adverbs of Manner||_______________________||__________________________||__________________________|
|2. Adverbs of Place||_______________________||__________________________||__________________________|
|3. Adverbs of Time||_______________________||__________________________||__________________________|
|4. Adverbs of Degree||________________________||__________________________||__________________________|
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