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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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yawar

yawar

Pakistan

it is very useful for us,everyone looking its ofter,they will understand that what is adverb,

10:06 PM Apr 25 2009 |

titi0314

titi0314

China

It is just OK

03:22 AM Apr 05 2009 |

Kaddy 1303

Kaddy 1303

Germany

thanks a lot =)

09:21 AM Mar 22 2009 |

mim_syh

Algeria

no probleme, I tink that 's very easy

 

11:00 AM Feb 22 2009 |

alina_medvedeva

Russian Federation

haha. so informative.. yee, everybody knows what adverb isSmile

10:03 AM Feb 21 2009 |

alina_medvedeva

Russian Federation

haha. so informative.. yee, everybody knows what adverb isSmile

10:03 AM Feb 21 2009 |

Miss.g

Lebanon

I understand it

thanx

01:27 AM Feb 18 2009 |

sunilotari

sunilotari

India

i understand but not 100 %

04:30 AM Feb 07 2009 |

tanjou

tanjou

Peru

adn with irregulars verbs?

01:07 AM Feb 01 2009 |

abdulla_jaradat

Jordan

thank you

 

06:31 AM Jan 28 2009 |