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What is an Adverb?
Adverbs are words that modify:
- a. A verb. (He drove slowly - How did he
- b. An adjetive. (He drove a very fast car.
- (How fast was his car?)
c. An other adverb. (She moved quite slowly down the aisle. (How slowly did she move?
What is another function of an adverb?
- Adverbs often tell when, where, why, or under
- what conditions something happerns or happened. Adverbs frecuently end in "ly".
Are all adverbs end in "ly"?
Many words and phrases not ending in "ly", serve an adverbial function and "ly" ending is not a guarrantee that word is an adverb.
How an adverb modify a verb?
- Adverbs are used to modify verbs. they tell us when, where, how, in what manner, or to what
- extent an action is performed. Ex.:
- When: He ran yesterday.
- Where: He ran here.
- How: He ran quickly.
- In what manner: He ran barefoot.
- To what extent: He ran fastest.
Are all adverbs one word?
The adverbs are all just one word, but they can be made up of more than one word.
What does an adverb do to a verb?
Adverbs can be added to a verb to modify its meaning.
Adverbs that end in "ly", what they do to a verb?
Many adverbs that end in "ly", particulary those that are used to express how an action is performed.
What adverbs do not end in "ly"?
- Adverbs that do not end in "ly" are:
- Fast. Never. Well. Very. Most. Least. More. Less. Now far, and There.
What is a distintive adverb?
- The distintive of adverbs are "ly", called ly adverbs, but not all adverbs end in "ly" like
- costly, deadly, friendly, kindly, lively, manly,
- timely, all these are adjetives.
What type of adverbs we know?
- 1. Adverbs of time.
- 2. Adverbs of place.
- 3. Adverbs of manner.
- 4. Adverbs of degree.
- 5. Adverbs of frequency.
What is an adverb of time?
An adverb of time tells us when something is done or happens. We use it at the beginning or at the end of a sentence. We used as a form of emphasis when we place it at the beginning. Adverbs of time include afterwards
, last month
, and yesterday
- He collapsed and died yesterday.
- His factory was burned down a few months ago.
- Last week, we were stuck in the lift for an hour.
what is an adverb of place?
An adverb of place tells us where something is done or happens. We use it after the verb, object or at the end of the sentence. Advers of place include words such as above
, over there
- We can stop here for lunch.
- The schoolboy was knocked over by school bus.
- They rushed for their lives when fire broke out the floor below.
what is an adverb of manner?
An adverb of manner tells us how something is done or happens. Most adverbs of manner end in -ly such as badly, happily, sadly, slowly, quickly, and others that include well, hard, fast, etc. Examples:
- The brothers were badly injured in the fight.
- They had to act fast to save the others floating in the water.
- At the advanced age of 88. she still sang very well.
What is an adverb of degree?
An adverb of degree tells us the level or extent that something is done or happens. Words of adverbs of degree are almost
, much, nearly
y, etc. Examples:
- It was too dark for us to find our way out of the cave. (before adjetive).
- The referee had to stop the mach when it began to rain very heavily. (Before adverb).
- Her daughter is quite fat for her age.
- The accident victim nearly died from his injuries.
- After all these years, she is still feeling very sad about her father's death.
what is an adverb of frequency?
An adverb of frequency tells us how often something is done or happens. Words used as adverbs of frequency include again, almost, always, never, occasionally, often, rarely, seldom, sometimes, twice, usualy and weekly. Examples:
- They were almost fifty when they got married.
- He hardly ever say something nice to his wife.
- While overseas, he frequently phoned home.
- She is not nearly always right although she thinks she is always right.
- He complained that she never smiled back.
- We only write to each other very occasionally.
- Peter seldom reads the Bible.