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Adverbs

Adverbs are words that modify or describe other words. They can modify verbs, as in, "He speaks softly." Or they can modify adjectives, as in, "This room is quite large." Or they can even modify other adverbs, as in, "He walked very slowly."

You can turn many adjectives into adverbs by adding -ly to the end, as in quietly, quickly, slowly, or gladly. But be careful! This isn't true 100% of the time. For example, this doesn't work for adjectives that already end in -y, such as happy. The adverbial form of happy is happily.

Adverbs can come at the beginning, middle, or end of a sentence. You can say, "Quickly, she ran down the street," or, "She ran quickly down the street," or, "She ran down the street quickly." However, you should never put an adverb between a verb and its object. You can say, "I hungrily ate an apple," but not, "I ate hungrily an apple."

Adverbs Grammar Quiz

  1. The kids ran down the street.

  2. She walked down the hallway.

  3. Usain Bolt runs very, very .

  4. Spaghetti tastes delicious.

  5. Miles Davis played the trumpet .

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nesti

Indonesia

what a lesson! thank you !

03:05 AM Oct 14 2009 |

fofOOO

China

thank you so much

12:41 AM Oct 13 2009 |

alexa20

alexa20

Peru

thanks a lot …..

11:55 PM Oct 10 2009 |

luisapringle

Nicaragua

how say the word cantar

11:19 PM Oct 09 2009 |

zz-top

zz-top

Uzbekistan

Those are good tips..  It's not always blatantly obvious where to put the adverb.

06:26 PM Oct 09 2009 |

nanaji_keskar

India

Usefull Explanation!!!! Great keep it up!!!

02:53 PM Oct 08 2009 |

motoki

motoki

Japan

I remembered how to use adverbs! 

I am walking very slowly on the "English road".

 

03:39 AM May 09 2009 |

Ahnas

India

Why u r thinking u r so smart…. if u know everything then why u join this… it is not the way if u don't want to learn just keep quit. 

09:07 AM Apr 29 2009 |

Ahnas

India

It is very good lesson for beginers who want to talk english.thanks a lot for this tutorial..

08:54 AM Apr 29 2009 |

yawar

yawar

Pakistan

it was also nice lessan,

08:16 PM Apr 27 2009 |